Participants in a Revolution?

Chevre, The High Holidays have passed us now, but they will remain with us in ways that are only beginning to become clear. We – those who created and attended High Holiday services this year – have witnessed a revolution. More than that: we’ve...

The Embodiment of Torah

Chevre, There is a Chassidic tale told of the student watching his great rebbe tie his shoes. When asked why he was focused on this meaningless occurrence instead of studying his Talmud lessons, the student responded: “My rebbe lives his Torah. So, his Torah can be...

Elul: Living Intentionally V

Chevre, Rosh Hashana is almost upon us. Friday night, we will gather within our own community and, additionally, with Jews around the world. Likewise, we join ourselves to the generations of Jews that have come before us. And we take our place as a transition to the...

Elul: What Does It Mean to Live B’Chavana? Part III

Chevre, In past weeks I’ve written about the importance of knowing our selves as well as the God – however we understand that – before Whom we stand; about freedom and authenticity coming through intentional choice; and creating a fertile environment in which an...
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