Liberal branches of Judaism have spent the last 15 years struggling to balance contemporary morality & Jewish tradition in deciding whether to perform same-sex unions. Read more
In this week's parashah we read about the cloud that guided the Israelites through the desert, dictating where the people made camp. B'ha'alotkha also contains the story of Miriam's case of leprosy. Read more
If you make a vow to do something, you better follow through! Jewish law takes these promises very seriously. Read more
A chuppah is a wedding canopy used in Jewish weddings. The bride, groom, and whoever is officiating (and sometimes both sets of parents) stand under the chuppah during the wedding ceremony. Read more
The journey of the Israelites and the counting of the Jewish people have striking parallels to the work for marriage equality in Minnesota.
When I was researching my last novel, my friend Michael Rohatyn found a book at the Strand he thought I might like: The Jews of Poland: Recollections ...
Doesn't it seem like Memorial Day has arrived a bit early this year!? We are barely past Shavuot and now a wonderful three day weekend looms before us...
Annual Cycle: Numbers 8:1 - 12:16
Triennial Cycle: Numbers 10:35 - 12:16