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Still No Abomination, After All These Years.

This coming Shabbat marks 32 years since I chanted my Torah portion in an Orthodox Synagogue in Manhattan. Here is the speech I didn’t make, wrote last year – and is re-released, per popular demand.   This round goes out to all of us who want to read the coming out of the narrow place…


Better Seder: Watch Amichai’s 60 min. Webinar

I got to spent an hour with 120 people from all over the world getting ready for Passover by going over my recipe for a better Seder: www.sayder.com Missed it? here’s the link to the webinar video. http://vimeo.com/90871291   Special thanks to the ROI team in Jerusalem. Tweet

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How to Get Unstuck! Note from our Pre passover Family Program in Brooklyn

What do all of us have in common? We all get stuck – and we all want to get unstuck – and that’s what Passover is all about! This past Sunday at Brooklyn’s Congregation Mount SInai, a whole bunch of us got unstuck in prep for Seder. Shira Kline, beloved Lab/Shul musician and maven, and…


Rest, Reset, Restore: Getting Ready for Shmita 5775

So: Want to release some stress, reset your inner operating system,  restore balance and wellness to your life?  Imagine an entire year devoted to precisely that.  It’s coming up, just six months away. I got back this morning from an inspiring  four day conference in London, created by Hazon, Siach, Jhub, Heschel Center and several other international Jewish environmental and…