A voice of hope?

August 4th, 2014

I’ve been a rabbi for six years. I have counseled people who have lost children to cancer and addiction, men who are facing life in prison, or a fatal diagnosis. The question a rabbi faces most often in pastoral situations is “Where is God?” Read More...

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A Letter from Tel Aviv

July 24th, 2014

As an Israeli as well as a peace activist, I have lived a kind of double life for the past few weeks. I have sought ways to voice support for my country and deep admiration for our courageous soldiers in battle while also expressing my compassion for Palestinian civilians, who are paying such an awful price. Read More...

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Abbas UN Speech Includes Positive Endorsement of Peace with Israel

September 26th, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly included many positive elements, notably a strong commitment to negotiating an end to conflict based on a two-state solution in which a future Palestine would live alongside Israel. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Appointment of Martin Indyk as Special Envoy

July 29th, 2013

Martin Indyk’s appointment to shepherd the resumed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is a positive sign of the seriousness with which the Obama administration is approaching these crucial negotiations. Read More...

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A view from the J Street’s congressional and leadership mission

March 7th, 2013

Today, the unraveling continues and the need for a two-state solution to be implemented is beyond urgent if there is a hope to keep the democratic and Jewish dream of Israel alive. In my first week here, I was privileged to join a J Street congressional and leadership mission for three of their six days in Israel. I want to share some of what I learned in those three full days. Read More...

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