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Report From Israel - Day 4 - December 1, 2023

 Dear Friends I am writing this post from the home of dear friends in Tel Aviv.  Our last day of the trip was yesterday, and this is the first chance I have had to write since leaving Jerusalem. Before we…Read more
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Report from Israel – Day 3 November 30, 2023

  Our third day was a rollercoaster of emotions.  We began at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. All Reform American Rabbinic, Cantoral and Education students spend their first ear of studies at HUC-JIR Jerusalem.  I studied there in 1982.…Read more
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Report From Israel - Day 2 -November 28, 2023

 Dear Friends In the Torah portion for this week, Vayishlach, Jacob wrestles with a mysterious being before he confronts his brother Esau.  Prior to this mysterious encounter we find the following in Genesis 32;11:קָטֹ֜נְתִּי מִכֹּ֤ל הַחֲסָדִים֙ וּמִכׇּל־הָ֣אֱמֶ֔ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשִׂ֖יתָ אֶת־עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ…Read more
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Report From Israel - Day One: November 27, 2023

REPORT FROM ISRAEL - DAY ONE — November 27, 2023   Dear Friends, I am participating this week on a mission in Israel sponsored by the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), the American Reform Zionist Association (ARZA), and ARZENU - the…Read more
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Israel in Crisis: Chaos and Creation. Shabbat Bereshit

 Dear Friends Tonight’s service was supposed to be filled with opportunities for learning and celebration.  I was actually was supposed to be in New York – where I just left our Confirmation Students – with Cantor Sacks and Tema Cohen…Read more