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Learning to Live With Loss (Shemini, Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:43 AM

In its March 26, 2013, obituary of Rabbi Herschel Schacter, the New York Times recounts the dramatic and poignant encounter that Schacter, the first Jewish chaplain to pass through the gates of the notorious concentration camp Buchenwald upon its liberation in...

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Keep Your Eyes Open and Dream (Vayera, Genesis (Genesis 18:1 -- 22:24)

(4) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 6:32 PM

In 2009, after eight years of studying Talmud, Jewish law, and other classical sources, I was ordained as a clergy person. This caused some controversy in the Jewish community, and though it may seem naive to say, it is a reaction I...

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'Doing What Is Right and Good': Nelson Mandela and Moral Courage (Re'eh, Deuteronomy 11:26-16:18)

(6) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 12:51 PM

My parents moved our family out of apartheid South Africa in December 1989 with the dream of a new life where justice and equality prevailed. We settled in South Florida, and on Feb. 11, 1990, just two months after we had arrived,...

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