Thursday, July 9, 2020


Rabbi Alyson Solomon


Taking Tu B’Shevat Personally

Years ago, activist and scholar Rabbi Everett Gendler came to our Hebrew College Rabbinical School in Boston. Now 91, he was a tall, white-haired,...

A High Holy Days Appeal for the Skeptics Among Us

I know about packing but what does it mean to “prepare,” especially my heart? What’s with everyone talking about their hearts these days, anyway?...

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