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November 02, 2016

Design sustenance and community happens

Shalom chaverim— I just returned from a few days of canvassing in Reno for Get Out The Vote.  It also happened to be my mom’s 16th yahrtzeit.  My mom was a radical, lefty, anarchist, freedom...


October 26, 2016

The Crash

Shalom chaverim— I’m just coming back to earth from a rousing Simchat Torah mulit-verse celebration last night and a day of teaching and learning with the fellows at Urban Adamah today. My passion for Torah—with...


October 18, 2016

Ufros Aleinu Sukkat shalom

Shalom Chaverim— Yay!! Sukkot is here, our season of cool, Jewish, backyard fort life.  I love that a sukkah isn’t kosher unless it is flimsy, temporary and has a roof holey enough that you can...


October 09, 2016

The Black Moon of Beginning

(This is the text from a drash Maggid Jhos delivered at our Rosh Hashanah service, Tuesday October 2nd 2016) Our community has suffered many losses this year. I dedicate my teaching tonight to you whose lives and families...


July 22, 2016

Middah of the month – August – Yirah

The experience of awe so profound that it can be accompanied by a kind of fear. This is sometimes felt as a shift in foreground/background, or a shift in a sense of scale. “An inward,...