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Rabbi Dov Gartenberg With the Governor’s 1st phase reopening guidelines, it is possible for Houses of Worship to gather at 25% capacity. At the time of this writing, the CBI leadership is deliberating on what makes sense for our congregation.  I have recommended a cautious approach to gathering physically. While ...continue reading "Trying to Return to Reading the Torah: A Thought Experiment"

Tazria-Metzora 2020: Trust and Truth Then and NowRabbi Dov GartenbergApril 24, 2020 These two portions, Tazria and Metzora, are difficult for us to comprehend as modern readers. The concept of Tumah or ritual impurity is difficult to understand.The term, tzara’at, which is a leprous like disease featured in chapter 13, is ...continue reading "Trust and Truth: Then and Now"

Dear Readers, I am reactivating and repurposing the Panim Hadashot-New Faces blog. I have not been writing since moving to New Mexico to take an interim pulpit at Congregation B'nai Israel of Albuquerque in August of 2019. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been moved to ...continue reading "Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Reactivates the Panim Blog"