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Grief and Memory Hold Hands

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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Grief and memory hold hands as broken-hearted we find our way through the Jewish year. Grief and memory hold hands as we search for solace, as we travel from impermanence to joy, from narrowness to freedom, to wisdom and learning, to renewal and return. Such that when we return to them in this moment of […]
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Provocative Kugel: What Will I Make of My Life Today?

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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“I saw your vagina ad. Yuck,” the email read, “was that really necessary?” The criticism came rolling in. And why? In response to a sign that was bold, bright, hip, and funky, plastered on kiosks throughout the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan that read: “Even if you think kugel is an exercise you […]
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By the Light of the Moon: Living Jewishly in the Modern World

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 8, 2019
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So what do we do? How do we live, and how have we lived, from summer weekend to summer weekend, from month to month, and year to year, century to century amid circles and circles of sorrow? Whether personal, communal, national or global, how do we live and how have we lived when it seems as if we go from destruction to destruction to destruction, from grieving to yearning to wailing?
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Searching for Your Teacher, When All That’s Left is His Teaching

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On May 12, 2018
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Story adapted from the Chassidic Tale, “the Ocean of Tears,” as printed in Leaves from the Garden of Eden, by Howard Schwartz It was with great sadness this week that the Jewish community lost a truly beloved Professor to so many. The President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Aaron Panken was our […]
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The Golden iPhone, from FaceTime to Face-to-Face Sacred Time

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On March 10, 2018
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Sparkling, shimmering, gleaming and glistening, they were drawn towards its vibrance. And so they gathered together and bowed down to worship the golden hued metal, their new God fashioned from all that was precious to them. Sparkling, shimmering, gleaming and glistening, they gathered together and bowed down to worship their new God… a golden iPhone […]
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Hagar and Isaac at the Well of Resilience; or #afterallthosethings

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On September 22, 2017
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Riverway Project, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5778, Rabbi Jen Gubitz When she noticed a man approaching her tent, she saw that he was thin with a modest set of shoulders that hunched a bit, but exuded strength. And a soft jawline. She knew that jawline, that kind face. Could it really be? It had been so […]
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Enough Light

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On February 4, 2017
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There are these images of them: they are bedraggled, in ragged clothing, hair disheveled, shoulders drooping, dark circles holding up their eyes. There are these images of them: they are holding one another, they are huddling around the fire, grasping at its heat and its light amid the plague of thick, thick darkness. Will he […]
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Fly High and Stick the Landing

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On August 16, 2016
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D’var Torah delivered during Riverway Project‘s Soul Food Friday at Temple Israel of Boston, August 12, 2016 Rows upon rows, shelves upon shelves, rooms upon rooms of series, of titles, of tables of contents, of chapters, of pages of books in the Boston Public Library. I was browsing and searching for just the right titles, just […]
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