A Father’s Day Message

June 15, 2013   It is tough being a hero these days. It is tough to be a professional athlete as well.   When I was growing up, people who played sports had to work in the off-season.   Difficult as it may be to believe, I actually remember when football and baseball players would work …

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On Meeting Shimon Peres, Natan Sharansky and Other Vignettes

I have just returned from Israel where I co-chaired with Rabbi Mauricio Balter of Beer Sheva the Rabbinical Assembly Annual Convention in Jerusalem.  Having served in 2008 as the Chairman of the convention in Washington, I felt privileged to be the only rabbi asked to chair two RA conventions.   Approximately 200 Conservative rabbis primarily …

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