How can we stay open to the continual revelation of the not-yet-revealed? And how is sitting with the unknown an invitation to welcome the Divine presence? Published by RAVBLOG: Reform Rabbis Speak. 2016
JT News, May 2014. Check out page 5 for three different Hebrew words which all capture the meaning of "transition."
JT News, June 2011. Check out page 3 for a modern take on the revelation of Torah.
JT News, April 2010. Check out page 11 for press on a Seattle cyclists leadership on a Jewish environmental bike ride.
JT News, November 2009. Check out page 3 as I consider the rainy season a time of flexibility, where a lack might be transformed into a gain and a vulnerability considered a source of blessing.
A wrong turn leads Rabbi Akivah to a Roman fortress and a series of soul-stirring questions. Yom Kippur words at shared Judaism Your Way's morning service...what does it mean to return to our hearts?
Delivered on Yom Kippur 2017/5778.
My heart and soul are forever touched by the generosity, compassion, humor, integrity, respect, and light of Temple Beth Or.
It is not easy to leave a place when things are good, when there is so much shared love and deep respect and connection. Sometimes when good things come to an end, they end precisely because they were good.
Forgiving ourselves frees our energies to tell a new story of who we are. If the Divine exercises ultimate compassion, how can we aspire to less?
Delivered on Rosh Hashana 2016/5777.
A Jewish response to those who suffer and those who caretake.
Delivered on Kol Nidre 2016/5777.
How do we address gun violence from a Jewish perspective?
Delivered on Shabbat Shuvah 2016/5777.
How do we construct our lives to implement our values? How do we strive toward equilibrium?
Delivered on Rosh Hashana 2015/5775
God does not desire perfection, just our authenticity and striving.
Delivered on Kol Nidre 2012/5772