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  • Invincible and Powerless

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the day of my wedding, my grandfather was on his deathbed. In earlier years, he had been a delight of my childhood, a source of insight and stability, a constant presence. In planning our wedding, we'd asked my grandfather to play some favorite old songs on his violin during the...

  • Counting Our Days

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Ima, how old am I today?"

    My oldest son's sixth birthday is coming soon. Recently, he has developed a near obsession with calculating exactly how old he is on a daily basis, practically down to the hour. Of course he is hardly unique. From our earliest years, we humans feel the...

  • Speaking One Language

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    What kind of Jew are you? Reform? Conservative? Orthodox? Secular? Cultural? Reconstructionist? With whom do you identify? With whom do you disagree? What kind of Jew is so different that you would have nothing to share?

    Somehow, we can't resist the urge to put labels on ourselves, to...