Integrity and the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

In honor of the news of 2 weeks ago, that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was finally overturned, I turn my thoughts to integrity.  I’m not only speaking of the integrity of sexual identity, but that of spiritual wholeness—an integrity that should transcend gay-specific issues and be a message to us...

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Returning to the “Empty Nest” after College Drop-off

Rabbi Michael G. Holzman As I drove into the synagogue today, following my usual route down Broad Street, I entered the annual traffic jam called Temple University Drop Off.   What a mess.  But it reminded me of the excitement, anxiety, joy and sadness this day evokes in many families.  It...

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Revelation in an Age of Self-Revelation

by Rabbi Jill Maderer      How much do you want to reveal? How much do you want to know? A current debate about social networking gets to the heart about what relationships mean to us.      The skeptics: Revealing our daily experiences on a newsfeed is self-centered. When we write...

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