How to be loving

How to be loving

How to be more loving I had a lengthy text exchange with a friend. A little editing was done to change the format to match that of a typical “advice column.”   Dear rB, You talk about loving and not being filled with hate. I remember this past summer you turned...
God called me to be me: a rabbi

God called me to be me: a rabbi

God called me to be me: a rabbi This article is a little different from the usual. There is no explicit moral at the end. I hope that this article – a theological coming out – inspires you nonetheless. 23 years ago, I was in my first year of rabbinical school. Like...
Spiritual Diet

Spiritual Diet

Spiritual fitness self-assessment We are told often about the importance of diet and exercise in our lives. I’d like to think about diet and exercise in a spiritual-religious context. With physical diet and exercise, we know that even if you aren’t on a...
Frog or Fish: How Much Do You want it?

Frog or Fish: How Much Do You want it?

  One of my favorite “koans” about learning: There are three frogs sitting on a lily pad. One decides to jump in the water. How many are on the lily pad? The answer is three, not two. The one decided to jump in the water – we don’t know that it...
Towards Abundance

Towards Abundance

Living with gratitude. Living with abundance This is a LONG article. Please consider taking time to print this or carve out five minutes to read and reflect. It is an important article. It talks about living a religiously, spiritually fulfilled life. I am a big...