Monthly Archives: December 2012

Something to Read…

This past week, I read Rabbi Harold Kushner’s new book from Nextbook Press, entitled The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.  Kushner, made famous by his analysis of suffering and theodicy in relation to the loss … Continue reading

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Al Ha-Nissim: Saved Us Then, Save Us Now

Throughout Hanukkah, we insert the passage Al Ha-Nissim into the Amidah and Birkat Ha-Mazon, as a means of reminding God about the miracles performed on behalf of the Maccabees and the Jewish people.   However, one the debates in the liturgical development … Continue reading

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Josh Rabin: The Official Rabbi of Fantasy Football?

As many of you know, I love to play Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football, and participate in two leagues, one of which is made up of fellow members of the rabbinate.   Additionally, to properly prepare myself for these leagues, … Continue reading

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Our place in the universe…

Because I studied philosophy as a college undergraduate, and spent the majority of my time learning with professors who were all too eager to explain their reasoning for why God cannot exist, I remain fascinated by any study that examines … Continue reading

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When Klezmer and Bluegrass Music Combine…

From early childhood, I was blessed with family members who provided me an eclectic music education, and learned to love everything including Broadway, classical music, Hasidic melodies, and even pop songs on the radio.  As a result, I was elated … Continue reading

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