Faster Than You Can Say Jackie Robinson

by Rabbi David Zaslow, dedicated to Richard Seidman December, 2006 I was born December 23, 1947 in the midst of an historic snowstorm that immobilized New York City,…

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Reflections on Hamas

by Rabbi David Zaslow Reprinted from Washington Jewish Week which printed this Op Ed on February 2, 2006 The Palestinian people have just elected officials with the level…

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Jacob’s Voice

by Rabbi David Zaslow Blind Isaac on his deathbed touches his son Jacob and says, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands…

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Peace: It’s Simple!

Rabbi David Zaslow The day the Palestinian leadership declares an end to terrorism…the day the Palestinian people demand an end to their corrupt government…the day the Palestinian people…

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A Fullest Emptiness

by Rabbi David Zaslow Late morning, May 11, 2005, lower Manhattan. Rachel and Debbie are inside Century 21, shopping for deep discount designer clothing. I’m across the street…

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In the Groove

by Rabbi David Zaslow From the earliest days of sound recordings people noticed something poetic about the way the needle stayed inside the groove as the record went…

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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

by Rabbi David Zaslow In 1990, a group of us brought Reb Zalman to Ashland to lead a Shabbaton (weekend retreat). Rabbi Aryeh had founded the Havurah just…

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The Power of Doubt

by Rabbi David Zaslow Israel, 1990: Our Havurah tour group was boarding the bus to meet a renowned mystic in Tsfat who would reveal the hidden kabbalistic secrets…

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The Work of Autumn

by Rabbi David ZaslowOctober, 2004 The spiritual work of autumn is to examine our inner lives. Springtime is all about changing the world. From a Jewish spiritual viewpoint…

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Modes of Spiritual Practice

by Rabbi David ZaslowAugust, 2004 Their are three primary forms of spiritual practice, and every religion utilizes all three in various combinations during worship. Within each religion are…

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