My Musings

The musings of a rabbinical student, sociologist, personal trainer, weight lifter, food activist, vegan, queer, wannabe musician and there is still more.

Watch: Fort Worth Police Make Recruiting Video Starring Gay Officer

First of all I’m conflicted about this video. On one hand I think it’s great that Fort Worth is making videos of diversty within it’s police force, but let’s be real. This is a very privilege white guy that can pass and he admits it, by stating that it is no one’s business. I don’t like that he assumed that another guy was not discriminated against because he could not pass. It’s a step, a step in the right direction.

Redskins Hit Back: Why They Refuse To Change Their Name.

The difference between now and 1999, is that the culture has shifted and football fans are telling the Redskins that the name is unacceptable. http://thefreedompress.com/redskins-hit-back-theyre-confident-ruling-wont-stand/

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Man, Sin and Redemption

Sin

This presentation, God, People, Sin, and Redemption focuses on the Rabbis of the Rabbinic Era, and their conceptions of human beings, sin, repentance and redemption. I made this presentation for my Rabbinic Core class and my intent of this presentation is to show in a very simple and visually appealing way how the Rabbis of the Rabbinic era viewed the relationship between humans and God…

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Counting The Omer Day 49: Nobility in Leadership

Counting The Omer Day 49: Nobility in Leadership

Today is the 49th day of Counting the Omer, seven weeks of counting, and today is the last day and tonight we celebrate Shavuot. Shavuot marks the arrival of the Israelites at Mt. Sinai Tonight, seven weeks after their exodus from Egypt and they arrive at Mt. Sinai and receive the Torah from God.

I hope we all take the time to give thanks. Give thanks for being you. Take the time to appreciate…

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Happy Pride Month!!

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Counting the Omer Day 48: Connection in Nobility

Counting the Omer Day 48: Connection in Nobility

Yesterday RRC graduated another set of amazing Rabbis. I am so honored to know them. They are my teachers, my friends and my rabbis. Congratulations Tamara, Nick, Ilanit, Ellen, Danielle and Malka, I love you all.

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Today is 48 days, which are six weeks and six days of the the Omer

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Counting the Omer Day 47: Humility in Nobility

Counting the Omer Day 47: Humility in Nobility

Today is 47 days of the Omer: Humility in Nobility. Our ability to have nobility, and leadership comes from our ability as human beings to be close to each other, to care for each other and to know each other and with our humility recognize that we are dependent on each other and need each other to survive.

Today is 47 days, which are six weeks and five days, of the Omer.

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