Rabbis Without Borders

“God” and “Religion” Aren’t the Same

After all, since religion is a human endeavor, we have the power to change what it does.

Shifting Boundaries

The default on membership bills should not be an assumption of heteronormativity, or that every spouse in a family wants to join gender-specific clubs.

Honor Non-Jewish Parents of Jewish Kids

Once the interfaith family exists, alienating families that are interfaith but committed to raising Jewish children is not good for Judaism.

How Much Jesus Is Too Much Jesus?

What is it about Jesus that is sometimes just too much for us Jews?

What’s Worse, Fear or Wandering?

Our Israelite ancestors wandered a wilderness of fear, scared to proceed, feeling small, wandering for the rest of their lives rather than moving forward through fear.

Partisan Or Political?

It is difficult to know where values end and politics begin.

Today I Am a U.S. Citizen

I arrived in the United States on a student visa in 2003.

We Went Down to the River to Pray

Under the spell of the woods, we gradually forgot all details of our everyday life. We talked only about what was before us. Leaf. Root. Creek. Rock.

In Cloud’s Shadow: Spirituality and Darkness

Even the "always joyful" Nachman taught that all people suffer, so we must break our hearts every day for an hour to stay real about real-life suffering.

How to Not Strangle the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Working with preteens is challenging, but living with them all the more so!