Articles By Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger

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    Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger

    Rabbi Neal Joseph Loevinger is currently the rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie, NY. A former student at Kolel, he served as Kolel's Director of Outreach from late 1999-2001. He was ordained in the first graduating class of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the University of Judaism, and holds a Master's of Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      Spirituality Never Stops

      The connections between building the Tabernacle and Yom Kippur reminds us that all aspects of our spirituality are connected.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Feeling The Presence Of God

      God's presence at Yaakov's deathbed teaches us that our reactions to the situations in which we find ourselves determine our spiritual perceptions.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Unconditional Love

      Abram provides us with a model for loving God and people for their own sake and not for any manifestation of that love.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      It's The Joy, Not The Oy

      Our religious and spiritual experiences of serving God should be joyful and uplifting.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      Human Vessels For Blessing

      By asking the priests to bless the people, God gives them an opportunity to serve as role models of caring for the people.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      Judging Ourselves And Others

      The priest's role in declaring and treating leprosy, a physical manifestation of spiritual impurity, teaches us not to judge our own or others' spiritual lives.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      Portable Holiness

      God was careful to teach the Israelites that holiness derives from encounters with God in Torah study; it is not intrinsic to locations like Mt. Sinai.

    • MJL Author Article 17

      Anger Management

      The brothers could not speak peacefully with Joseph because they allowed their anger and resentment to control them, rather than asserting their control over their anger.

    • MJL Author Article 18

      Integrating Knowledge

      Knowledge of God does not always translate into actions based on that knowledge.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      A Map Of Pluralism

      The arrangement of the Israelites around the Tabernacle, as individuals and as a community, provides us with a model for pluralism.


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