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 20

      It's The Joy, Not The Oy

      Our religious and spiritual experiences of serving God should be joyful and uplifting.

    • MJL Author Article 21

      Unconditional Love

      Abram provides us with a model for loving God and people for their own sake and not for any manifestation of that love.

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      Human Vessels For Blessing

      By asking the priests to bless the people, God gives them an opportunity to serve as role models of caring for the people.

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      Judging Ourselves And Others

      The priest's role in declaring and treating leprosy, a physical manifestation of spiritual impurity, teaches us not to judge our own or others' spiritual lives.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Integrating Knowledge

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

    • MJL Author Article 27

      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 28

      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 29

      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.


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