Rabbi Brian (rB)

• A modern-day rabbi with John Lennon’s inclusivity and a Blues Brothers mission

Religion Outside The Box (ROTB)

• empowering adults to nourish their spiritual hunger
• bringing ancient wisdom to modern lives

Fear. But, don’t indulge it.

I had wanted today’s article to align with the celebration in the U.S. of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, my plans did not work out. While I love Dr. King and his inspirational messages about love and peace, today’s message is about FEAR. (I was on my way to Trader...

ABC. Vertical with God.

Left/Right & Up/Down & ABC's Atonement works in two different directions:      horizontally ➡ and vertically ⬆.   ➡ Atonement on the horizontal axis is reserved for matters of forgiveness between people. For societal and social trespasses, we must engage...

Spiritual Acceptance – What is is.

Acceptance is saying "what is is." Acceptance The more we fight with reality, the less smoothly our lives go. The spiritual word for “not fighting with reality” is acceptance. (The religious word is surrender.) The more we accept, the easier our lives are.  ...

Free Gift (for tech addicts)!

Last Monday, you received issue 38/40 of this newsletter, which suggested that thoughtful gift-giving can curb this season from becoming the holidazes. A web-version of the article can be found here. What follows is an example of a symbolic gift you can print and...

Holy days. Not holi-daze.

    If your holiday season feels to you to be more holidaze than holy days, ‘tis on you, my friend. I’m sorry. Well, kinda. It is. Right? The thing that is keeping you from having “the most wonderful time of the year” is part brain chemistry and part you....

Welcome to Religion-Outside-The-Box.

I’m Rabbi Brian. I’m here to help.

My target demographic includes the spiritual but not religious, religious progressives, and nones. (As such, many members have an aversion to the words/concepts religion and God – and that’s cool.)

I’m pushing we live our highest values of love and compassion. Without being pushy.
I am an ordained rabbi who later became board certified educator (served 7 years teaching high school math). I enjoy packaging ancient wisdom for modern folk. 
Take a self-guided tour, email me if you have questions.

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