Our Fragmented Sense of Time

by Rabbi David ZaslowSeptember, 2003 As I think about my father’s life, the distance between 1930 and 1963 seems vast. So many stories took place within those years:…

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Freedom in This Season

by Rabbi David ZaslowApril, 2003 As we know, there are many levels of freedom. One person is free on the outside and bound on the inside. Another is…

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Spirituality, Culture, & Religion: Confessions of a New York Jew

by Rabbi David ZaslowDecember, 2002 Okay, I admit it. I’m prejudiced! I’m a New Yorker and everything New York is Jewish and everything out of New York is…

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A Covenant Beyond Reason

by Rabbi David ZaslowSpring, 2002 In the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) there are three kinds of mitzvot (commandments from God). The first are called mishpatim or…

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Darkness and Light

by Rabbi David ZaslowDecember, 1999 In Isaiah 45:7 the prophet utters the words he hears from Hashem, “I form the light and create darkness. I make peace and…

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A Jewish Renewal Approach to Prayer

by Rabbi David Zaslow How many of us are saddened that in our childhoods we learned the words to our Jewish prayers, but we rarely knew what we…

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