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Rabbi’s Blog

This morning on the Religious Round Table, I spoke with Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November about their latest book, Jewish Spiritual Parenting. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted each week by different local clergy and faith leaders, and is organized by the...

Delivered on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach. To my dear Lior: I once heard Senator Cory Booker teach that “Every individual is born as a result of a grand conspiracy of love.” Those words have stayed with me, and feel true tonight as we welcome you into our family...

One of the greatest gifts our community has given us over the millennia of Jewish thought is the esteem of the question mark. Surely the foundation of the Jewish tradition is the question mark. Laid on top of that, brick-by-brick, we have built a tradition...

by Helice Picheny A line heard so many times! It never became so real in our own family until very recently. About four years ago, our daughter Arielle Picheny Dufour had the opportunity to be at an event where a donation booth was set up to swab your...

Tomorrow night, we will head off to seder, and retell our people's story. Here are a few fun facts to take to your seder table. 1. On this night, we recline, like the Romans did. Ever wonder where the custom of a seder came from? We...

Delivered on Parashat Vayikrah, March 31, 2017 Dear Leviticus, Well, here we are. The time has come for you to be here with us again. And I understand that you’ll be with us until late May. I for one am glad you are here. Others are non-plussed. You...

Rabbi Jodie Gordon Feminism and Zionism   I want to begin with a bit of a thought experiment. If you’re able, I’ll ask that you stand up whenever I say the name of a group you identity with, and give you a minute to look around- see...

Rabbi Jodie Gordon Va’eira Shabbat January 27, 2017   Standing in front of city hall this week, Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh,  flanked by black, Latino, and Asian staff members and elected officials at the City Hall event responded to the events of the week in no uncertain terms:   “Washington...

  The following was written by Albert Vorspan, member at Hevreh, senior vice-president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, and former director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. It was shared at our community-wide interfaith celebration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I dreamed I...

This week on the Religious Round Table, Rabbis Neil Hirsch and Jodie Gordon talk with one another about their upbringings, their spiritual frame on parenting, as well as the latest books they've been reading. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted...