Listen: Amichai on Hit Podcast “From the Hive”

In the car, on the train, or washing dishes, check out Rabbi Amichai’s musings on mindful focus and contemplative community + a guided meditation from our friends at The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. Listen ONLINE or on ITUNES!

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Some Candle Flames Last Forever: Honoring the Soul Tonight.

On this night here in NYC, revelers in costumes will fill the streets and candy will spill out of buckets as the night of all souls descends. Halloween, I was taught when I came here, is the night on which the veils between the world part, slightly, and the world of the soul beyond, full of terror and fascination, is more accessible – ghosts and all.

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Listen to Her Voices

You too? “Yes, me too.” My sister, I am so sorry. How can I help? “Just hold my hand. Just let me know you hear and believe me, and that you will help prevent these perverts – the ones we already know and the ones we don’t or pretend not to know – to not […]

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Mourning the Passing of Jerry Gottesman

Jerome William Gottesman passed away on Sunday September 10th, 88 years old. He was a wise and successful businessman, a devoted family man, and a generous philanthropic leader. He was Grandpa Jerry for my kids and their many cousins. I knew him, fondly, as Jerry. He leaves behind many mourners, including his wife Paula, his […]

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Tomorrow Belongs to We: Rabbi Amichai’s Response to Charlottesville

I spent this past weekend in the Catskills, off the grid, unaware of the violence in Charlottesville. On Friday we watched the 1972 movie version of “Cabaret” – not sure why exactly, but I hadn’t seen it in at least 20 years. I walked around the woods the next day humming a tune, suddenly realizing […]

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