Prayer for Educaton

Governor Martin O’Malley recently asked me to participate in the “National Day of Prayer.”  I was asked to write a prayer for education.  Here is the prayer I wrote and delivered on May 7, 2009.   We gather together today to pray for our nation and our community, for the well-being of the citizens and …

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The Cycle of the Holidays

May 9, 2009   Thomas Mann in his book The Magic Mountain writes, “Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year.  Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire …

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Should She or Shouldn’t She

May 2, 2009   Every so often a rabbi has to take a stand. There comes a time in the career of every religious leader when you cannot be wishy washy or hide behind platitudes, when it becomes necessary to weigh in on the difficult controversial issues facing people, even at the risk of offending …

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