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Queer pioneers
June 16, 2017

Queer pioneers

Shabbat Shalom, Chaverim— I don’t think I could have chosen a better Torah portion for tonight’s Pride Shabbat than this week’s reading, Shelach L’cha. It describes the episode of Moses sending spies to go scope...


The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
June 09, 2017

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Shalom Chaverim— I was walking to the bus stop this morning and noticed a flyer tacked on a telephone pole proclaiming: “The Age of Pisces is Ending, The Age of Aquarius is Beginning!!” Having been...


chochmat halev
June 02, 2017

A blessing for you

A dizzying array of rituals, censuses, sacrifices and job descriptions fill this week’s Torah portion, Nasso (Numbers 4:21-7:89). And smack in the middle of the hurly burly is one whopper of a blessing: May God...


Approaching the Mountain of Wisdom on Shavuot
May 31, 2017

Approaching the Mountain of Wisdom on Shavuot

Shalom Chaverim— I’ve just returned from a few weeks in Israel. As usual, I was struck by all the swirling energy there—the love and the hatred, the idiocy and the intellect, the creativity and the...


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