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A Midsummer Reflection on Being an Elder

I just finished reading the new Parker Palmer book “On The Brink Of Everything”. Lots to think about. Transitions are a challenge! He wrote this as he reflected on eight decades of life, feeling gratitude [Read more…]

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“Seekers of Meaning” Podcast: Rabbi Eric Yoffie, past president of the Union for Reform Judaism, on the new ‘Nation-State’ Law in Israel

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Eric Yoffie, past president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the recent enactment of the “nation-state” law in Israel. About the Guest Rabbi Eric [Read more…]

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V’et’chanan: Enough is Enough

The second portion of Deuteronomy brings us the Sh’ma and the V’ahavta as well as a third recitation of the 10 Commandments. It is a powerful portion. Yet, a look at the very beginning of [Read more…]

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Tisha B’Av 5778: For What Do We Mourn?

Saturday night, July 21, as Shabbat ends, the Jewish calendar turns to Tisha B’Av; the commemoration of the destruction by the Babylonians of the 1st Temple in @586BCE and the 2d Temple in @70CE by [Read more…]

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Devarim: What are YOUR Words?

So we begin, this Shabbat, with the final book of Torah, Deuteronomy. This summary of the Wilderness experience is told within the context of three farewell “sermons” delivered by Moses. Indeed, the very first line [Read more…]

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“Seekers of Meaning” Podcast Guest is Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood, A Journey of Healing,”

  On this episode of the Seekers of Meaning podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Irit Schaffer, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and author of the book, Good Blood: A Journey of Healing, Volume 1, in which she tells [Read more…]

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Matot-Masai: Where Do You Go To Seek Refuge?

The Book of Numbers concludes with this week’s double portion. The portion contains some challenging aspects, some of which never find themselves taught very much as they raise serious concerns within modern ethics and morality. [Read more…]