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Moral Courage

When you use your power to speak out against wrong, to stand up even when people don’t want you to, you make the world a better place. Silence doesn’t win wars. Silence doesn’t create a harmonious community. Silence kills. Israeli … Continue reading »

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Choose Your Words Carefully

I am spending this Shabbat in a crowd of 600, praying, studying, and learning about the intersection of Judaism and modern life and Israel. It’s a Shabbaton leading up to the AIPAC Policy Conference here in Washington, D.C., and all … Continue reading »

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First World Problems: Doing Work that Matters

It’s so innocuous that we don’t even notice it, this race we run every day. How often do you stop to ponder whether the work you dedicate yourself to actually helps make the world better? I know I don’t ponder … Continue reading »

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Do You Believe in God?

This Sunday morning is quiet and peaceful, birds chirping above the wintry landscape. As far as the eye can roam, the land is white. Single perfect snowflakes leisurely fall, in no rush for their destination. I took to the streets, … Continue reading »

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The Power of Ritual

I held her hand and hugged her close, a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time, who had just lost her father. We went to the house to pay a shiva call, the tradition of Jews to visit mourners … Continue reading »

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