This post will especially be of interest to those concerned with the field of chaplaincy (also called spiritual care or … Continue reading Changing Spiritual Care: A Bolshevik Approach?
This is a blog about Jewish life, community, and thought, pastoral care/chaplaincy/spiritual care, and personal, community, and wider world issues … Continue reading About
Vayera – Dvar Torah notes November 19, 2016 Robert Tabak, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia Abraham and guests, … Continue reading Sodom and Sin – Lack of hospitality to strangers: Notes for a Torah discussion for Parashat Vayera, 2016
In recent weeks I visited two locations with broken Jewish tombstones. A few days after the news of the vandalism to Mount Carmel cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia, I was there as a rabbi aiding the multi-faith cleanup efforts…. A few weeks later I was in Barcelona… Continue reading Cemeteries and Fragments: A Yizkor Kavvanah
In April, 2016, the Mordecai Kaplan Center and co-sponsors organized a Shabbaton and a a major conference in Philadelphia on Jewish … Continue reading Wrestling with Jewish Peoplehood
At the recent (April, 2016) conference and Shabbaton in Philadelphia sponsored by the Mordecai Kaplan Center on Wrestling with Jewish … Continue reading Passover Seder: Inclusion and Exclusion
Sanders’ Israel-PA Peace Ideas Get Ignored — by Robert Tabak Senator Bernie Sanders has focused almost exclusively on US economic … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Middle East Peace Ideas Ignored
Sometimes, celebration is segmented. Sometimes mourning is segmented. What happens when the one we are mourning lived much of his … Continue reading Segmented Purim, Segmented Mourning