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At Summer’s End

At Summer's End by John Engels Early August, and the young butternut is already dropping its leaves, the nuts thud and ring on the tin roof, the squirrels are everywhere. [...]

At Summer’s End 2018-07-09T17:11:37+00:00

The Return of “Boomer Shabbat”!

The current issue of Reform Judaism carries an article by Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro of Sinai Temple in Springfield, MA which describes the “God survey” he distributed to his congregation. [...]

The Return of “Boomer Shabbat”! 2012-06-11T14:05:04+00:00

Peak Experience

I have never been a mountain climber, but I do know about “peak experiences”. What is a “peak experience”? Wikipedia defines it this way: “‘Peak experience’ is a term used [...]

Peak Experience 2012-04-09T15:12:31+00:00

Seeing the World With Pesach Eyes

Passover approaches. I lift my eyes to the top shelf of my bookcase, where lie many haggadot, some of them very familiar to me, others with spines unbroken. Each haggadah [...]

Seeing the World With Pesach Eyes 2018-07-09T17:14:22+00:00

Remembering Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut (z”l)

On any given Shabbat morning, anywhere from a dozen to three dozen members of this community (and some interested non-members) gather for Torah study. Most do it “religiously”, building it [...]

Remembering Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut (z”l) 2012-02-13T09:18:22+00:00

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month

My father, Dr. Alfred Toby Lieberman (of blessed memory), was a physician. He was, to be precise, an “otorhinolaryngologist” (a word I learned to pronounce as a very young child)–an [...]

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month 2012-01-09T09:41:26+00:00