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The Observant Life: Parashat Emor 2012

As many of you know, over the past week I had the great privilege and joy of attending the annual Rabbinical Assembly convention, which this year was held in Atlanta.  The Rabbinical Assembly, or the “RA” as it is known … Continue reading

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Born Again Judaism – Parashat Tzav/Shabbat Hagadol 2012

This Shabbat, the Shabbat before the onset of Passover, is commonly referred to as “Shabbat Ha-Gadol.” Shabbat Ha-Gadol means “The Great or Big Sabbath,” and it is given this name because on this Shabbat we announce the impending arrival of … Continue reading

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Where Do You Belong? – Parashat Ki Va-Yak’hel/P’kudei 2012

One of the questions I always ask my conversion students is “If your future great-grandchild was here today and asked you why you chose to become Jewish, what would you say?”  I asked this to one of my students, Johnathan, … Continue reading

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