Articles By Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger

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    Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger

    Rabbi Neal Joseph Loevinger is currently the rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie, NY. A former student at Kolel, he served as Kolel's Director of Outreach from late 1999-2001. He was ordained in the first graduating class of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the University of Judaism, and holds a Master's of Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      Portable Holiness

      God was careful to teach the Israelites that holiness derives from encounters with God in Torah study; it is not intrinsic to locations like Mt. Sinai.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Anger Management

      The brothers could not speak peacefully with Joseph because they allowed their anger and resentment to control them, rather than asserting their control over their anger.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Integrating Knowledge

      Knowledge of God does not always translate into actions based on that knowledge.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      A Map Of Pluralism

      The arrangement of the Israelites around the Tabernacle, as individuals and as a community, provides us with a model for pluralism.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      The Spirituality Of Business Ethics

      Recognizing God as a partner in all business dealings inspires us to conduct these dealings with the utmost care and honesty.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      Overcoming Self-Doubt

      Moses's complaint and God's response teach us that despite our doubts and insecurities, we can, and should, work to accomplish our unique missions in life.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      Seeing The Ram

      The miracle of the ram caught in the bushes was that, in the final moment, Avraham was able to perceive it as an alternative to sacrificing his son.

    • MJL Author Article 17

      Self Deception

      Before the Children of Israel enter the land, Moses cautions them against self-deception, an appropriate warning for the high holidays as well.

    • MJL Author Article 18

      Not Seeing Is The Sin

      Like Bilaam, we should open our eyes to seeing the problematic paths we take in life.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      A New Look At Philanthropy

      The commandment to leave behind some of the harvest for the poor challenges our assumptions about to whom the food belongs in the first place.


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