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Gonzo Judaism – Part II

In my previous post on the book¬†Gonzo Judaism, by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, I reflected on some initial thoughts on the book and surveyed the first chapter. This post will continue the review of the next three chapters of the … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part I

Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein is a nationally recognized author and speaker, as well as the founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New … Continue reading

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Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology

At last year’s Borough Park Symposium, Dr. Richard Harvey handed me a copy of his new book, Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology: A Constructive Approach. I promised him that I would review it on my blog. ¬†With every intent to do … Continue reading

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The New Rabbi

The New Rabbi by Stephen Fried is an absolute MUST READ! I recently finished the book and have been recommending it to a number of other rabbis and leaders. I originally came across the book a few years ago. However, … Continue reading

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The Promise and the Talmud

A couple weeks ago I blogged about having just finished reading The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. I so thoroughly enjoyed reading the book that I could not wait to begin the sequel, The Promise. Well last weekend I finished reading … Continue reading

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The Chosen

Earlier this week I finished reading Chaim Potok’s classic, The Chosen. Although I have seen the movie numerous times, and have repeatedly heard how much better the book was, I only finally got around to reading it … AND I’M … Continue reading

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My Jesus Year

Last week I finished reading My Jesus Year, by Benyamin Cohen (Harper Collins, 2008). The book is a hilarious recounting of an Orthodox Rabbi’s son who spends a year wandering the Bible Belt in search of his own faith. I … Continue reading

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Empowered Judaism

My wife and I are deeply committed to re-imagining congregational life, developing innovative and creative programming, and planting vibrant spiritual communities. As a skilled community builder, I am often sought as a consultant on congregational life and growth and travel … Continue reading

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Read this Book!

On the recommendation of our friend, Yahnatan Lasko, I’ve been devouring the book Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews can Transform the American Synagogue by Rabbi Sidney Schwarz. Reflecting insights gleaned from the late 90s, the … Continue reading

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