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The Band's Visit: A Rabbinic Broadway Review

The newest Broadway sensation The Band's Visit documents the true story of an Egyptian ceremonial police band's visit to Israel. Due to a small but significant error, the trip takes an unexpected turn when the band travels to the wrong town. This unfolds into a poignant story about human connection that, suprisingly, focuses on individuals rather than regional conflict. 

Reflections On Israel

I often wonder how is it possible to have such a deep loyalty toward a place where photographs, stories and an image of culture of the Jewish people are imagined in my mind.  How can you connect and love something you have never seen or touched. Afterall, we are sensory beings.  Israel, my Jewish State is real to me, but I had never had the chance to visit and gain perspective through my own eyes. 

Solidarity Letter

For many years, you have stood by our side. In the struggle to have the State of Israel recognize our Reform rabbis, in the struggle over equal recognition of non-Orthodox conversation, in the struggle to establish an egalitarian platform at the Kotel, in the struggle for freedom of religion and conscience, in the struggle for the basic idea that there is more than one way to be Jewish. In recent years, you have been standing by our side also in the effort to ensure Israel’s democratic character and the values inscribed in Israel's Declaration of Independence.

I'm A Zionist Because....

When asked why I am a Zionist, my standard response is generally about Jewish public culture in the State of Israel or providing liberal religious alternatives and promoting pluralism, acceptance, and democracy.
 

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The Band's Visit: A Rabbinic Broadway Review

November 14, 2017

The newest Broadway sensation The Band's Visit documents the true story of an Egyptian ceremonial police band's visit to Israel. Due to a small but significant error, the trip takes an unexpected turn when the band travels to the wrong town. This unfolds into a poignant story about human connection that, suprisingly, focuses on individuals rather than regional conflict. 

Reflections On Israel

February 27, 2017

I often wonder how is it possible to have such a deep loyalty toward a place where photographs, stories and an image of culture of the Jewish people are imagined in my mind.  How can you connect and love something you have never seen or touched. Afterall, we are sensory beings.  Israel, my Jewish State is real to me, but I had never had the chance to visit and gain perspective through my own eyes. 

Solidarity Letter

February 2, 2017

For many years, you have stood by our side. In the struggle to have the State of Israel recognize our Reform rabbis, in the struggle over equal recognition of non-Orthodox conversation, in the struggle to establish an egalitarian platform at the Kotel, in the struggle for freedom of religion and conscience, in the struggle for the basic idea that there is more than one way to be Jewish. In recent years, you have been standing by our side also in the effort to ensure Israel’s democratic character and the values inscribed in Israel's Declaration of Independence.

I'm A Zionist Because....

December 22, 2016

When asked why I am a Zionist, my standard response is generally about Jewish public culture in the State of Israel or providing liberal religious alternatives and promoting pluralism, acceptance, and democracy.
 

Anat Hoffman's Prayer for Israel

September 21, 2016

In this sacred moment, give us hope for Israel and her future.  

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