Minnesota Rabbinical Association Pens Letter To UMN Administration

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Dear University of Minnesota Administration, This week Jews all over the world are celebrating Passover, the holiday commemorating the Israelites’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt during the biblical period. In […]

Rabbi Zimmerman on Passover as a Powerful Pedagogic Experience

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When Passover approaches, I often reflect on the ways that the ancient and communal ritual of the seder is also very personal. For me, the essence of Passover has been […]

Thanksgiving In A Time Of Rising Antisemitism

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Even as scenes of Neo-Nazis marching down the streets of Madison, Wis., where my son goes to college play over and over in my mind, on this Thanksgiving, I am […]

Quiet Your Soul

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Part One of a Three-Part Series on Shabbat The celebrated author, Aldous Huxley, published The Perennial Philosophy in 1945. He called his era, “the age of noise,” and railed against […]

A Rabbi’s Plea To Vote Between Now And Nov. 8

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On the secular anniversary of the horrific shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh four years ago, I write as a rabbi who has stayed out of partisan politics […]

Moving from Constriction: A Passover 2022 Message

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This year, the Passover journey from Egypt and slavery to freedom and human dignity feels particularly poignant. The Hebrew word for Egypt, mitzrayim, also connotes “the narrow place,” a place […]