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"Asking Questions, Exploring Answers" - Kol Ami newsletter 4-13-2021

04/13/2021 05:29:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I was interviewed by Tablet magazine this week for an article they are researching on the increase in converts to Judaism. TRead more...

"For Now, Still Masked Up" - Kol Ami newsletter 4-6-2021

04/06/2021 05:25:10 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

We now see Passover 5781 in our rearview mirror, yet we know that, after the celebration of our exodus from Egypt, we have mRead more...

"Telling Our Story, and New Ones" - Kol Ami newsletter 3-30-2021

03/30/2021 05:25:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Passover, maybe more than any other Jewish holiday, presents an opportunity for discussion and a plethora of interpretationsRead more...

"Todah Rabah - a List of Thank-Yous" - Kol Ami newsletter 3-23-2021

03/23/2021 05:30:23 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

A Midrash on this week’s Torah portion explains that in Messianic times, when prayers will no longer be necessary, we willRead more...

"Reimagining Our Everyday" - Kol Ami newsletter 3-16-2021

03/16/2021 05:30:11 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Whatever the timeline is to get past the pandemic — a year and counting of living a not-normal life — there are definiteRead more...

"Music to My Ears" - Kol Ami Newsletter 3-9-2021

03/09/2021 05:30:23 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

The American Jazz Museum presented a wonderful concert this past week — jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller, who not only is a woRead more...

"Is Just Surviving Enough?" - Kol Ami Newsletter 3-2-2021

03/02/2021 05:30:07 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Our Purim celebration this past week presented an opportunity to ponder how we effect positive change, how we change our woRead more...

The Gifts of Purim, and 50 Years On - Kol Ami Newsletter 2-23-2021

02/23/2021 05:30:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

During this past week, the 50th anniversary of my bar mitzvah occurred (you are welcome to do the math on your own). While IRead more...

"Healing Ourselves and Our World" - Kol Ami newsletter 2-16-2021

02/16/2021 05:30:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

On a frigid, arctic winter day, some disparate thoughts that may somehow connect into a coherent whole. 

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"Show Up, Listen and Support" - Kol Ami Newsletter 2-9-2021

02/09/2021 05:30:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

During this month, Black History Month, my thoughts go back to my days as the director of the Kansas City Jazz Commission. JRead more...

"When to Resist, When to Unite" - Kol Ami Newsletter 2-2-2021

02/02/2021 05:30:24 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

In the past week, I participated in two events with seemingly conflicting intent. The Kansas Leadership Center presented a pRead more...

"Closer to the Dream for Peace" - Kol Ami Newsletter 1-26-2021

01/26/2021 05:28:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

For many, the past week brought a sense of relief. The oft-asked question was whether we should feel relief, whether we shouRead more...
Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyyar 5781