The One Thing We Need to Stop Saying to our Kids at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah

It was my turn again on the Rabbis Without Borders blog on My Jewish Learning. I've been thinking a lot about bar/bat mitzvah recently, about what it means to kids and families and how I as a rabbi am responsible in part for crafting an experience that helps make meaning. The performative aspect is one …

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The Garden of Boredom

Well, it's been a wonderful month of reflection and celebration as we made our way through the fall holiday cycle, culminating with my son Ozi's bar mitzvah. It was wonderful to be able to share that event with the community. So for my first column back from my Tishre hiatus I turn it over to …

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