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 30

      Seeing Beneath The Surface

      Unable to see beyond their own fears and insecurities, 10 of the 12 spies despaired of conquering Canaan.

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      Overcoming And Learning From Our Mistakes

      Recognizing our fallibility can lead us to compassion and empathy for our fellow humans, and bring us closer to God and others.

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      The Test Of The Manna

      The manna tested the character of the newly freed Israelites--how they would respond to a situation of plenty and how they would cultivate their relationship with God.

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      If Not Now, When?

      Rashi understands Moshe's final words to the people as an expression of Hillel's philosophy of self-examination, quoted in Ethics of the Ancestors.

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      The Question Is The Blessing

      By asking Yaakov his name, his wrestling adversary challenges him to examine himself and whether he is ready to enter a new phase of his life.

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      Cities Or Sanctuaries

      Cities of Refuge are symbols of God's unconditional love and constant presence among people.

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      Reaching Out To Those In Need

      Numerous translators of the Bible understand differently the specifics of the command to strengthen those that are falling low, but all agree on the importance of its fulfillment.

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      Spirituality Never Stops

      The connections between building the Tabernacle and Yom Kippur reminds us that all aspects of our spirituality are connected.


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