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Aug 24, 2016, 10:24 PM
Pluralism: It’s not what you think
Pluralism is a big tent. And I’m going (to try) to love everyone in it. In his book, “Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations,” Dr. Misha Galperin said, “There are two ways to deal with new information: assimilation and accommodation. You can assimilate new information into...
Apr 27, 2016, 11:46 PM
Of legend and legacy
More than any other time of year, Passover is a time of retelling and reflection. The story of the Exodus. Obvious. Required. The reflections on Passover seders past. What did it smell like? Taste like? Feel like? To whom did you ask the four questions?...
Mar 1, 2016, 12:06 AM
Insert Big Sigh Here — On civility, incivility, and plain old rudeness
The only politics I post about are pro-Israel politics. The right for Israel to exist in safety and security. That’s non-negotiable. The rest of it, well, for the sake of civility I neither post nor respond to divisive, vulgar, hostile, or just plain mean things....
Sep 10, 2015, 11:32 PM
Dayenu! (And yes, I know it’s Rosh Hashanah.)
Dayenu! (And yes, I know it’s Rosh Hashanah) Rosh Hashanah preparations are well under way in my house. Have been for weeks. Cooking (and freezing), studying Torah portions, learning new choir music, designing the seating arrangements and place cards (don’t judge me), and placing bakery...
Jun 29, 2015, 10:29 PM
What we have to pay for
Toilet paper . . . This scroll endowed by . . . With 2+ decades spent working in the Jewish world, I’ve seen a lot of things come and go. Ideas that were considered the epitome of best practice come into vogue, run their course,...
Lisa Harris Glass is the Chief Planning Officer of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey; and is a frequent lecturer to religious non-profits. She resides in Springfield, NJ.