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"The Ways We Connect" - Kol Ami Newsletter 12-08-2020

12/08/2020 05:30:07 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

As Jews, we connect in two ways, and we can characterize these forms of connectedness as horizontal and vertical. 
Our h

"A More Hopeful Future" - Kol Ami Newsletter 12/01/2020

12/01/2020 05:30:23 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I got some much needed time away this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with some close family (read: family within our alreadyRead more...

"Our Better Angels" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11-24-2020

11/24/2020 05:30:22 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This past week in our Shabbat-morning study, we embarked on a discussion about the role of angels in Judaism. As a text for Read more...

"Changing Minds and Hearts" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11-17-2020

11/17/2020 05:30:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

My seminary, the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR — the one in NYC, not LA),
held its annual fall retreat last week. It is

"Keeping calm ... and then carrying on" - Kol Ami newsletter 11-10-2020

11/10/2020 06:00:53 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This may be getting redundant (I think it was last week that I was talking about emotional stress), but I cannot remember a Read more...

"Feeling the Stress" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11/3/2020

11/03/2020 04:05:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I am feeling the stress.  As I write this two days before the election, I am taking to heart what any number of pundits haRead more...

"A Simple Message: VOTE" - Kol Ami Newsletter 10/27/2020

10/27/2020 07:54:22 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review​​​​​​​We (finally!) reach November 3, and hopefully clear through some of the craziness and acrimony that havRead more...

"The Tree of Knowledge and QAnon"- Kol Ami Newsletter: 10/20/2020

10/20/2020 08:00:23 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Last week, we read in our Torah about the Tree of Knowledge. While the common assumption and/or interpretation is that Adam Read more...

"No one right way to be a family"- Kol Ami Newsletter 10-13-2020

10/13/2020 07:01:23 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Fay and I had special joy this week to be part of the wedding of my son, Solomon, and a member of the Kol Ami family, Lisa. Read more...

"In Gratitude"- Kol Ami Newsletter 10-07-2020

10/07/2020 09:14:40 AM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I have often said that of all the categories of prayer, my favorite is gratitude. As it states in Midrash, Vayikra Rabbah, iRead more...

"How Come?"- Kol Ami Newsletter 09-30-2020

09/30/2020 05:05:38 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

The beauty of the Jewish calendar is the way in which it flows from an emotional perspective.  Having completed the difficuRead more...

Honoring the memory of RBG- Kol Ami Newsletter 09-23-2020

09/23/2020 05:51:22 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This Rosh Hashanah began with the sad news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  There is an understanding that thoRead more...
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