Rabbis Without Borders

Judaism and the Environment: The Time Is Now

It is a tree of life to those who hold it close and all of its supporters are happy. Its ...

Singing the February Blues

February is the shortest month of the year, yet to me it always feels like the longest. There is something ...

Tu Bishvat and the Spiritual Meaning of Tax Season

As I write today’s blog entry on Tu Bishvat, I’m sitting in my home office looking at the piles of ...

How Big Is the Tent?

Last summer when I made my first tentative foray into camping in the wilderness, I was shepherded by my three ...

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 ...