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.


Articles by Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger

Feeling The Presence Of God

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

When the Brothers Got Violent

The brothers could not speak peacefully with Joseph because they allowed their anger and resentment to control them.

Why the Angel Asks Jacob His Name

By asking Jacob his name, his wrestling adversary challenges him to examine himself.

Seeing The Ram

The miracle of the ram caught in the bushes was that, in the final moment, Abraham was able to perceive it as an alternative to sacrificing his son.

Being Blessed With Everything

The Midrash explains what it means that Abraham was blessed with everything and what a blessed life could mean for us.

The Children Of Noah

As the children of Noah, we are challenged to follow his example.

A Model of 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.

Completing Creation

Our physical existence depends on spiritual, sacred focus for completeness.