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Rabbi’s Blog

On Monday, along with more than 3,000 other faith leaders, including more than 300 Reform rabbis and cantors, I marched for justice in Washington D.C. The air was thick with passion and excitement: with the power of our traditions and our holiest texts propelling us....

By Carol Noble Michele Krieg Bauer and I were two of the nine person Hevreh delegation to the Consultation on Conscience Conference sponsored by Religious Action Committee’s (RAC of the URJ). We arrived in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29, a day before the conference started....

Parashat Bamidbar 5777 Delivered as a part of Shabbat evening services, Friday, May 26, 2017. https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/parashat-bamidbar-5777-the-great-circle-game “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose,” writes Kohelet, or more familiar to many, so sang the Byrds. Here we are, Memorial Day weekend: that time when Spring...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-seinfeldia In this episode, Rabbi Hirsch talks with Jennifer Armstrong, author of the hit new book Seinfeldia. Armstrong will be one of several authors presenting at Hevreh's first annual Festival of Jewish Books, happening this summer from July 20-23. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted...

By Kathy Kessler I’ve often heard that protest marching may make people feel good, but it doesn’t really change anything. I also know that many in Congress who have come home from Washington in recent weeks to angry town hall meetings and phones ringing off the...

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...