Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat is author of several volumes of poetry, among them 70 faces: Torah poems (Phoenicia, 2011) and Open My Lips (Ben Yehuda, 2016). She serves as co-chair of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, as rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams, Massachusetts and as interim Jewish chaplain at Williams College. Find her online at velveteenrabbi.com.


Articles by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

A Failed Rebellion

This biblical power structure — and struggle — in Korach may offend our democratic sensibilities.

What Silence Conceals — and Reveals

How a tiny letter dramatically changes the meaning.