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2016

"Rhythms and Religious Rituals: Torah Reflections on Parashat Bo" Exodus 10:1 - 13:16-- "Electronic Chaplaincy/Torah Reflections", January 16, 2016

2015

When We are in Pain (with Bonita E Taylor), Rabbinic Orchard, Spring 2015

2014

"Parashat Ha'azinu" (with Bonita E Taylor,) in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, September 21, 2014
"WWJD: What Would Jonah Do?" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2014, 46-47
"Camping at Sinai as a Paradigm for Civility in Our Communities" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2014, 22-23

2013

"Parashat Miketz--Lessons in the Pharaoh's Court" in Limmud on One Leg. November 28, 2013
"Parashat Vayeshev--No One Side Has All the Answers" in Mekor Chaim. UJC Communities, November 17, 2013
"Exploring the Joys of Ecclesiastes" in The Orchard,UJC Communities, Autumn, 2013, 78-79
"Call Me Mara" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in The Orchard, UJC Communities, Spring 2013, 36
"Multiple Verbs Highlight Different Possibilities" -- Torah Reflections on Parashat Va-era -- "Electronic Chaplaincy/Torah Reflections", January 13, 2013

2012

"Words Matter" in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, December 2, 2012
"Jacob's Wordless Prayer" in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, November 19, 2012
"Parashat Re'eh--When is Enough, Enough?" in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, August 12, 2012
"Rush Not . . . To Forgiveness?" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in The Orchard UJC Communities, Fall, 2012, 16-17
"Turn, Travel, Go" -- Torah Reflections on Parashat Devarim Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, July 20, 2012,
"The Bountiful Blessings of Bikur Holim" (with Bonita E Taylor), in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 9.7, May 2, 2012
"And the Memories Linger On" (with Bonita E Taylor,) in The Orchard, UJC Communities, Spring, 2012, 12

2011

"Parashat Chaye Sarah -- Abraham and (his lack of) Advance Directives" in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, November 13, 2011
"Reflections on the Shofar" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in The Orchard, UJC Communities, Fall, 2011, 26
"Dealing with 'Unfinished Business'"Torah Reflections on Parashat Mattot Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, July 23, 2011,
"Courage to Change" (with Bonita E Taylor) in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 8.5, 4/6/2011
'"Celebrating our Accomplishments; Marking Those Miracles" (with Bonita E Taylor) in The Orchard, UJC Communities, Spring 2011, 16
“Parashat Tzav – An Eternal Flame” (with Josh Zlochower) in Mekor Chaim, UJC Communities, March 13, 2011

2010

“Parashat Chukat – Great Changes are Taking Place” in “Mekor Chaim,” UJC Communities, June 19, 2010
"Leadership Sets the Mood, Beginning with Us," in Vision [National Association of Catholic Chaplains journal], March/April, 2010, 20.2, 7, 10.
"Sefira: A Sacred Journey," in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2010, 11.
"Parashat Ki Tisa — Who’s in Charge Here?", in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, February 28, 2010.

2009

"Why Jonah?" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2009, 10.
"Looking Backward, Looking Forward" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Ki Tavo, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, September 25, 2009, www.jewishhealingcenter.org.
"Shamor V’Zakhor: The Blessings of Both/And" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2009, 16.

2008

"It's the Journey" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2008, 15.
"Parashat Ekev - Get a Partner", in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, August 18, 2008.
"Bad Death - Responses" (with Bonita E Taylor), in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 5.9, 06/04/08.
"Parashat Behukkotai", in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, May 18, 2008.
"Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2008, 34.
"Seeking Self-Satisfaction", PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 4.24, 1/16/08.

2007

"Forgiveness is not Always Possible" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2007, 13-14.
"Parashat Korach" in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, June 11, 2007
"Oases in the Wilderness" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Bemidbar, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, May 19, 2007, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Sefira: the Slow Road to Redemption" in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2007, 14
"Parashat Tetzaveh" in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, February 26, 2007
"Parashat Mishpatim" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, February 12, 2007
"Rhythms and Religious Rituals" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Bo, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, January 27, 2007, www.jewishhealingcenter.org

2006

"A Betrayal of the Their Sacred Trust: Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains Who Violate Sexual Boundaries," CCAR Journal, Fall, 2006, 66-79
"Journeys Toward Succot" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Ha-azinu, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, September 21, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Living Generously: Hineni" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2006, 22.
"Remembering and Forgetting" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Ki Tetze, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, August 25, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Parashat Shoftim" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, August 21, 2006
"Women Rabbis: A Novel Idea", Judaism, Summer/Fall 2006, 55.1-2, 108-116
"Not knowing the past" in Healing Ministry, 13.1, Winter 2006, 9-10
"Between a Rock and Hard Place" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Behar-Behukotai, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, May 20, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org Read as PDF
"Compassion Fatigue and Burnout among Rabbis Working as Chaplains" with Bonita E Taylor, Andrew J. Weaver, Kevin J. Flannery in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring-Summer, 2006, 60.1-2, 35-42
"Recognizing Support Staff" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Tetzaveh, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, March 11, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
". . . And Be There" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Mishpatim, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, February 25, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Our Unique Roles as Chaplains/Pastoral Care Givers", PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.24, 1/8/06
"Different Names" — Torah Reflections on Parashat Shemot, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, January 21, 2006, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Parashat Vayehi" in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, January 9, 2006

2005

"A Betrayal of Their Sacred Trust: Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains Who Violate Sexual Boundaries" in Journal of Religion and Abuse, 2005, 7.2, 77-89
"Spiritual Hydration"in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.13, 8/3/05
"More than the Songs that We Sing", PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.21, 12/8/05
"Jacob's Journey"  — Vayetze, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, December 2005, www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Like A Well-Watered Garden: Spiritual Hydration" in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2005
"Family of Resident's Support Group: Living with Loss, Dealing with Denial" in Annals of Long-Term Care, August 2005, 13.8, 45-48
"Spiritual Hydration"in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.13, 8/3/05
"Parashat Pinchas" in "Mekor Chaim," UJC Communities, July, 2005
"The Riddle of Psalm 49", Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September, 2005, 33.3, 143-152
"When I'm Sixty-Four", PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.10, 6/15/05
"A Multiplicity of Meanings" in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2005
"Second Chances" - Hol HaMoed Pesach, Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, April 2005 www.jewishhealingcenter.org
"Experiencing the Message of Freedom and Dignity" (with Bonita E Taylor), in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.6, 4/20/05
"Parashat Va-era" Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, January 2005 www.jewishhealingcenter.org

2004

"May It Be A Good Year: The Jewish High Holy Days" (with Bonita E Taylor),, PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 1. 16, 9/15/04
"Dancing Our Judaism" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Fall, 2004
"Make Time For Reconciliation",, PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 1. 4, 3/17/04
"Finding New Meaning in Old Traditions" (with Bonita E Taylor), in "The Orchard," UJC Communities, Spring, 2004

2003

"Giving and Sharing the 'Gift of Life'" (with Bonita E Taylor), "The Orchard", UJC Communities, Fall, 2003, 18