Judaism

Casting G-d

Casting G-d

We are a storytelling people. There is no doubt about it. Comedic, dramatic or tragic, we are a people that enjoys an entertaining beginning, middle and end. So it is easy to understand why Passover, a holiday with a dictated […]

Red Band Society

A new beginning

We find comfort in the fictional worlds created by Hollywood. Whether we are actors, writers, producers, or simply fans, we escape in these fictionalized worlds, the fantasies we watch in movie theaters, the episodic narratives that we follow week-to-week on […]

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A new you, a new year

We find comfort in the fictional worlds created by Hollywood. Whether we are actors, writers, producers, or simply fans, we escape in these fictionalized worlds, the fantasies we watch in movie theaters, the episodic narratives that we follow week-to-week on […]

edge-of-tomorrow

A new year, a new you

We find comfort in the fictional worlds created by Hollywood. Whether we are actors, writers, producers, or simply fans, we escape in these fictionalized worlds, the fantasies we watch in movie theaters, the episodic narratives that we follow week-to-week on […]

Church Rescue

What’s a rabbi doing on a show called ‘Church Rescue’?

On Monday, December 23, the final episodes of a series called Church Rescue will air on NatGeoTV. One of the episodes is called “Shalom Improvement.” It tells the story of three Christian consultants who lend a hand to my shul, […]

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Sweet charity

On December 8, 2013, I received The Inspiration Award from ORT, an organization I deeply admire. In the past few years I’ve run into several younger people, through my teaching and travels, that cannot get into the job market for […]

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