Rabbis Without Borders

Returning Home?

The Exodus from Egypt is considered to be the foundational/orienting event for our sacred history. Many commandments are attached to ...

Ayelet zt”l and The Ability to Transform the World

This week has been a heavy one for the Jewish people and an indescribably difficult one for the parents of ...

My Big Black Hat Family Wedding

In the past six months, I have attended three “black hat” weddings for my two grandnieces and one grandnephew. My ...

The State of the Jewish Union

The State of the Jewish Union is… Meh, we’ll see. Education is the beating heart of Judaism. Where the secular ...

Jews, Hope, and the 99%

Many Jews have ambivalent feelings about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Thankfully, the Jewish story in the United States has ...

Give Your Brain a Rest

Generally, our minds have no problem with coming up with lots of ideas — it’s fairly easy for us to ...

Jewish and GLBT – the borders are shifting

Last Shabbat, the guest speaker at my congregation, B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, CT, was Rabbi Andrea Myers, author of a ...

“The Exodus Issue”

David Brooks’s recent NYT column, “The Wealth Issue,” comes at an opportune time if you’re one of those people who ...

“Do You Have a Weapon?”

I began making frequent trips to Israel during the second intifada, in August 2001. I became accustomed to the security ...

Silence and Slavery

My daughter sings in the choir at her Jewish high school.  Only her mother can attend the annual concert. I ...