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Rabbi’s Blog

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...

Delivered on January 6, 2017, Parashat Vayigash. Let’s talk about accountability. In this week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, we have the moment of reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. A few weeks back, we read how Joseph went looking for his brothers who were shepherding their family’s flock. When...

Delivered on Friday, December 30, 2016 “Turn it, and turn it again, for everything is in it,” our tradition teaches us. There are 70 faces of Torah, each refracts as the world around us shifts, as we—ourselves evolve, as our contexts change. This is the beauty of...

In this week's episode of the Religious Round Table, Rabbi Neil Hirsch talks with Rev. Rosemary Lloyd of The Conversation Project. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS, and is put on by the South County Clergy Association. https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-the-conversation-project...

These past few weeks, both Rabbi Hirsch and I have felt compelled, and obligated to use our time together to acknowledge the realities outside: the outcome of the election moved many of us to seek community. Some of us came looking for comfort, others came...

In this week's episode of the Religious Round Table, Rabbi Neil Hirsch talks with Rabbi Dan Medwin, creator of Visual T'filah, a new technology that is enhancing prayer life in the Jewish community. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS, and is put on...