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January 15, 2017

(Prepared for my Ordination Ceremony January 15, 2017) 

I had the privilege of sharing the Ordination stage with four extraordinary women.  We came from a variety of backgrounds, and each of us had a story to tell.  Each of us shared a little about our paths to that day. But more importantly, we spoke of our visions for the future.

We are a living in troubled, turbulent times. As we took o...

January 13, 2017

(Prepared for a teaching before Shabbat candle lighting January 13, 2017) 

Divine sovereignty and human agency.  From revelation to interpretation.  What happens when the rebbe dies?  A teaching inspired by Dr. Micah Goodman, a Shalom Hartman Institute scholar.

There is a classic talmudic text that implies that, after the death of our teacher Moses, the role of prophets and the a...

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