Wishing it Away – Parshat Beshalach 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

Wishing it Away – Parshat Beshalach 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen As a parent of young children, I live in a world of contradictions. I always have two simultaneous thoughts running through my head: I want my children to remain in [...]

Wishing it Away – Parshat Beshalach 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2019-01-18T09:43:09+00:00

Oasis Songs: A People of Mission: Revisiting Chosenness for Our Time

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, January 11, 2019 / 5 Shevat 5779 Summary: Rabbi Kosak looks at some classic sources on the notion of the “chosen people” and explains how Isaiah viewed chosenness as a duty to dispel [...]

Oasis Songs: A People of Mission: Revisiting Chosenness for Our Time2019-01-11T12:17:23+00:00

Shut Down in Darkness – Parshat Bo 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

Shut Down in Darkness – Parshat Bo 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen I usually avoid straying into overtly political territory in my weekly writings. I tend to stick to moral issues that might allude to the current political scene, but [...]

Shut Down in Darkness – Parshat Bo 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2019-01-11T11:53:59+00:00

Oasis Songs: What is Conservative Judaism? Part Two—Paradigm Shifts and a God for Grownups

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, January 4, 2019 / 27 Tevet 5779 Summary: Rabbi Kosak reflects on how the New Horizons spacecraft represents a remarkably flexible human capacity to shed old beliefs so that we can grow. Our [...]

Oasis Songs: What is Conservative Judaism? Part Two—Paradigm Shifts and a God for Grownups2019-01-09T15:35:22+00:00

Yichus – Parshat Vaera 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

Yichus – Parshat Vaera 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen As we go through life our experiences and interactions link us to each other. When we build these relationships we end up with a network of colleagues, friends, and acquaintances that [...]

Yichus – Parshat Vaera 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2019-01-04T13:05:51+00:00

Oasis Songs: What is Conservative Judaism? Part One

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, December 28, 2018 / 20 Tevet 5779 Summary: Rabbi Kosak offers some different takes on what Conservative Judaism is. He connects that with Laura Newman Eckstein’s program this past Wednesday about the Cairo Geniza. [...]

Oasis Songs: What is Conservative Judaism? Part One2019-01-02T16:13:42+00:00

Weighing the Options – Parshat Shemot 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

Weighing the Options – Parshat Shemot 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen “You won’t know unless you try.” It’s that little bit of encouragement used for helping a friend who’s feeling nervous about a new experience or a child who’s about [...]

Weighing the Options – Parshat Shemot 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2019-01-02T15:49:22+00:00

Caring for the Caretaker – Parshat Vayechi 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

Caring for the Caretaker – Parshat Vayechi 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen As we age we go through a variety of stages. We begin life solely dependent on other, older human beings for support, nutrition, care, and other necessities. As [...]

Caring for the Caretaker – Parshat Vayechi 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2018-12-21T10:47:03+00:00

The Moment of Change – Parshat Vayigash 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen

The Moment of Change – Parshat Vayigash 5779 - Rabbi Eve Posen I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m somewhat predictable. Without fail, certain situations elicit a certain response from me. Whether it’s when my kids are in their difficult [...]

The Moment of Change – Parshat Vayigash 5779 – Rabbi Eve Posen2018-12-14T13:53:23+00:00
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