Rabbi Alana Suskin

Alana Suskin received her Rabbinic Ordination and Master of Rabbinic Studies from the University of Judaism's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.


Articles by Rabbi Alana Suskin

Counting for a Heart of Wisdom

Passover, Shavuot and counting the Omer of change.

The Role of the Elite

What does it mean to be an “elite?” Recently, the term has come to be much derided by people on ...

The Dangers of Purity

The holiday of Hanukkah should be a fraught one for American Jews. Most of us know it as a gift-giving holiday, ...

The Wages of Deceit

This week’s Torah portion, Toldot, is filled with stories of people lying to and tricking one another. Jacob tricks his ...

Speaking of Others’ Nakedness

Commentary on Parshat Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32 In this week’s Torah portion, Noah, after the flood recedes, Noah leaves the ark, ...

Rosh Hashanah: Get Woke

During the High Holiday period, we expect a great deal from ourselves. Putting aside the business of material holiday preparation ...

How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

The month of Elul – and thus the season of repentance and forgiveness that culminates with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur ...

Do you love me, or not?

Towards the beginning of the Tractate Berachot  (27b-28a) in the Talmud, there is a story about Rabban Gamaliel (the second ...

Daughters of Change

This week’s Torah portion (Parshat Pinhas) is one of the two in which Serach, the daughter of Asher, the son ...

The Visibility Engine

Yesterday I read two articles, one called On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women, and the second called, Mom’s Invisible Hand:What ...