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Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Rabbi Kipnes’ new book — co-authored with his wife, Michelle November, MSSW — is available now.

How do we guide children to be spiritually balanced, emotionally whole, Jewishly connected individuals?

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Rabbi Paul Kipnes

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Latest Blog Posts

I was anxious about going to summer camp

June 17, 2018

I was anxious about going to summer camp. Read more

A Prayer for When Children are Forcibly Separated from Parents

June 15, 2018

Pray for the children, The ones who were taken away; And pray for the leaders, Whose moral compasses have gone astray. Pray for the kids, Who wallow in their cages; And pray for the guards; Whose work sullies their wages… Read more

That Hidden Pain, that Tidal Wave of Torment

June 7, 2018

A Spoken Word Poem about the pain some love with and through Read more

What to Pack for Camp by a Devoted Camp Rabbi

June 3, 2018

What does a rabbi pack for camp? Read more

I Held a Newborn Baby Today

May 27, 2018

Reflections on holding a newborn baby Read more

Mom Turns 80: Insights from a Wise Woman

May 21, 2018

Birthday wisdom from my 80 Year Old mother Read more

Threading the Needle – Israel, Gaza, The Embassy too

May 15, 2018

Spoken word poetry seeking to find sanity during the tensions at the Gaza border. Read more

It’s Surreal, Seeking Something after Rabbi Aaron Panken’s death

May 6, 2018

It’s Surreal: A Spoken Word Commentary. Seeking … Something, after Rabbi Aaron Panken’s death Read more

Jetlagged at 3:30 am

May 5, 2018

I’m up at 3:30 am, jetlagged. A Spoken Word Commentary Read more