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Sh’ma Now online magazine ceasing publication

Sh’ma Now magazine has announced that its 751st issue will be its last. Read the farewell letter from editor Susan Berrin here. You can download a PDF of the final issue of Sh’ma Now at this [Read more…]

Susan Berrin of Sh'ma Now
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Sh’ma Now becoming a digital publication

This note is from Susan Berrin, editor-in-chief of Sh’ma Now. For the past 49 years, readers have turned to Sh’ma to find the widest range of voices in conversation about difficult issues. During that time, as [Read more…]

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Sh’ma Now: December 2018 issue deals with Panim el Panim – Engaging Face to Face

Read the December issue of Sh’ma Now, which deals with the question of “panim el panim – engaging face to face.” As editor Susan Berrin describes it, “The philosopher Martin Buber (whose home on Rechov Hovevei [Read more…]

Susan Berrin of Sh'ma Now
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Sh’ma Now: November 2018 issue deals with Areivut, or ‘Ally-ship’

Read the November issue of Sh’ma Now, which deals with the question of “how we ally with others to create coalitions of change.” As editor Susan Berrin describes it, “We examine whether we must agree on [Read more…]

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Latest issue of “Sh’ma Now” Newsletter Discusses ‘Kavod ha-Briyot’ and how to honor all of creation

The latest issue of Sh’ma Now: A Journal of Jewish Sensibilities, hosted by The Forward, discusses the Jewish sensibility of “kavod ha-briyot / honoring God’s Creation,” by exploring what Jewish wisdom teaches us regarding the treatment of prisoners and the American system [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A Whack of Humility

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year was the first time in a long time that I did not lead services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Having recently left my chaplaincy position of 25 years (and where [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Backwards and Forwards: a pre-Rosh Hashanah commentary

Don’t say, “How is it that times past were better than these?” For it is not wise of you to ask that question. (Kohelet/Ecclesiastes 7:10) Although we won’t be reading this verse for several weeks [Read more…]