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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Becoming Full Circle: High Holy Days with Lab/Shul

High Holy Days 5778 / 2017 NYC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 20-21 Yom Kippur: Sept. 29-30 Before we invented the wheel, we created the circle. Join us to jump start the year ahead with our oldest tools, best intentions, and a new spin on the annual art of reflection, resolve, and renewal. Lab/Shul’s […]

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Grieve and Rise with Lab/Shul

Dear Lab/Shul Community, It’s been super hot in Israel. As you may know, there’s been a lot of tension here these past few weeks, rippling out from the Temple Mount, palpable everywhere. Israelis shrug and say ‘every two years we have a summer war’. Others say ‘It’s the three weeks.’ The three weeks that lead […]

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‘The Atlantic’ Features Amichai: “We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People”

The Atlantic features Amichai speaking more about his “JOY” Proposal in the article “We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People” as the debate over accepting intermarriage in the Comservative movement continues. “For some people, this is really a matter of their livelihood, so people are hesitating for very good reasons to […]

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First Aid for Spiritual Seekers: My ‘On Being’ Episode Now On Air

Dear Lab/Shul Friends, The drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv is 45 min and tonight I made this journey as I’d done on countless days and nights before, listening to the interview I had with On Being’s Krista Tippet several months ago, which went live online today. I cried for some of it, especially the […]

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