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How Purim and Pesach Can Save Us

I adapted the following from a paper I wrote for my Independent Study class at NYU this semester, and am happy to report that the Union for Reform Judaism chose to publish and publicize it last week. I hope it speaks to you as well: How Purim and Pesach Can Save Us BY RABBI REX PERLMETER , […]

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Knowing When it’s Time: A Response to Rabbi Rosalind Gold

(written in response to an article in Reform Judaism Magazine, as found at Original of this post at La-kol z’man; v’eit l’khol khefetz takhat ha-shamayim…eit s’fod v’eit r’kod… (To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven…a time to mourn and a time to dance…) These words from Ecclesiastes 3, so familiar […]

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Making our Garden Grow

It started with food – I love it! And I love preparing it when time and inclination align. I’m what you might call a patschke cook – someone who likes to make dishes that require using a lot of ingredients and making a lot of mess! (Fortunately, most of the time, I’m also a clean-as-you-go […]

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Gratitude isn’t Just an Attitude!

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson As a friend and student of mine said to me yesterday, there is nothing like […]

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