God of Avraham, God is Yitzhak, God of Ya'akov

This simple formula contains a jarring and exciting invitation to prayer-adventure, enveloped in mystery, calling us home.


Changes in liturgy

I daven three times a day. I use the classic liturgy. And, frankly, I don't think the classic liturgy is good for most people, for a variety of reasons. In this piece, I invoke wrirings of R' Sperber, R' Dovid Hartman, and R' Mordecai Kaplan and their thoughts on changing liturgy. 

No tachanun

When the month of Nissan comes, the omission of tachanun for the whole month seems to be cause for celebration. But it really is the opposite - celebration is why we don't say tachanun. And what are we celebrating?