Month: January 2014

Deciphering Life’s Poetry

I was encouraged to create a website for myself as I apply for rabbinical jobs in anticipation of ordination so that perspective congregations can learn more about me and the work that I have done. As I explored my online presence, searching for links that I could place on the website that would show a bit more of who I…

Worthy of a Voice: An Exhibit on the Persecution of People with Disabilities

Robert Wagemann was born in 1937 in Mannheim, Germany. As a result of a hip injury sustained at birth, Robert was permanently disabled. During what seemed like a routine check-up with his doctor, Robert’s mother Lottie overheard the doctor’s plans to “put him to sleep” because of his disability. Fortunately, Lottie and Robert were able to escape to his grandfather’s house as…

A Case for Interfaith Dialogue

As I mentioned in a previous reflection, I have had some difficulty identifying just what the core value of interfaith dialogue is. Recently, however, I had an experience which demonstrated the importance of this enterprise. While on a visit to my student congregation, a young couple invited me over to their home for brunch. They have lived in the small…