Rabbis Without Borders

“Wocka Wocka!”

I’m excited about the new Muppet Movie, and who wouldn’t be given great lines like the following from the trailer: ...

The Power of Blessing Someone

What is in the power of a name? Why is naming someone in prayer so sacred and moving? I will ...

Holiness on a Tablet

This past Sunday, I had the honor of officiating at a beautiful wedding.  Rachel and Nathan met last year here ...

Who Owns Our Words?

For artists and writers, their creativity is their livelihood. The ideas that sprout from their heads are what put bread ...

The role of music in the healing of Gabrielle Giffords

Yesterday morning, in a weekly class on Jewish mysticism that I teach in the local community, we were concluding our ...

Rabbi Without Borders, Rabbi at the Border

I am a “Rabbi Without Borders” who is also a “Rabbi at the Border.” Readers of this blog may know ...

People First

It’s been an interesting couple of months here in New Jersey. First, in August, an earthquake rocked us, and while ...

The Rabbi, The Philosopher and Aphrodite

The following exchange between myself and my students was a familiar one throughout my year long fellowship with Rabbis Without ...

A Guest in our own Tent

At this time of Occupy Wall Street and its various offshoots, the question of social justice is certainly prominent. In ...

Ten Hours in the Life of a Rabbi Without Borders

Twenty early morning souls relax into the padded cushions that line the basement of the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies. I ...