My new book Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells- A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual (CCAR PRESS, 2020) was celebrated with a book launch in June for Pride Month. Pride Inside was a online queer spirituality discussion with queer and allied faith leaders that was co-sposnsored by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and…Read more »
My sermon from Rosh Hashanah Morning 5776 on the ideal of Character.
Please read this Psalm as written by Rabbi Eleanor Steinman in her capacity as Executive Director of California Faith for Equality. This is a wonderful Psalm for waiting for a decision on the Supreme Court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA. Prayer can be helpful. I urge you to add this to your daily…Read more »
Here is my Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon dealing with the future of the Synagogue and the renewal of Faith that is needed. This was given at Congregation Kol Ami 5773 Like a Bridge Over Trouble Waters Shana Tova u metukah. I wish you each a sweet and happy New Year. Welcome home — A…Read more »
Parshat Mikketz Genesis 41:1-44:17 This week’s Torah Portion Mikketz continues the story of Joseph now in Egypt. This week Joseph rises from the depth of prison to interpret the Pharaoh’s dream and ends up the Viceroy of all of Egypt! This is true rocket power! Joseph a foreign slave catapults himself to be the #2…Read more »
Parshat Ekev Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 Rabbi Denise L. Eger With preparation almost everything is possible. With the proper training program you can learn to run a marathon or ride a bike 500 miles for charity! It is a matter of discipline. It is a matter of dedication and it is a matter of preparation.…Read more »
So more and more people are moving away from organized religion says Robert Putnam and David Campbell (read LA Times article here). They are the authors of a new book “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” This is something I hear all the time from people. They don’t believe in religion because they can’t…Read more »
So much going on in the world today….. including the holy day of Shavuot—the Feast of Weeks. Chag Sameach everyone. It is a day to celebrate the Torah. Even as we struggle with it! Yesterday was an important day for faith leaders who came together to stamp out Homophobia globally. Read below for more! (New York,…Read more »