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Statement about the President’s Islamophobic Tweets

Tuesday morning, President Trump retweeted several outrageous (and, reports indicate, phony) Islamophobic videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group. The outburst represents a continuation of a disturbing pattern. President Trump routinely targets and vilifies Muslims. The pattern seems to intensify … Continue reading

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Here’s the Advice I Would Give to New Rabbis…

…and, for that matter, all young leaders. Along with a diverse group of rabbis, I recently completed a two-year fellowship in a program called the Clergy Leadership Incubator.  The Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI) trains early-career rabbis in organizational leadership, change … Continue reading

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6 Years as a Rabbi: What I’ve Learned

A few weeks ago, I completed my sixth year as a rabbi. Much like I did when I finished my third year as a rabbi,  I find myself at this juncture reflecting on the wisdom I’ve gained on my journey so far. I’m … Continue reading

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Jump In – 30 Days of Liberation, Day 13

After leaving Egypt, the Israelites become trapped between the Reed Sea and Pharaoh’s army. Everyone is paralyzed with fear. One man, Nahshon ben Aminadav, also terrified, jumps into the water. As he takes his final breath, the sea splits. Fear … Continue reading

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Harnessing Our Inner Joshua – Parashat Pinhas 2011

I’m not sure how many of you are fans of The Simpsons, but it is my favorite show.  And one of my favorite episodes is one called “Whacking Day.”  In the show’s fictitious town, Springfield, Whacking Day is a day … Continue reading

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