Rabbis Without Borders

Teaching Our Larger Communities About Chanukah

Last year, just before Chanukah, a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman came to me for some assistance.  Her four-year-old daughter ...

How Transparent Should We Be?

Why Do Infomericals Work? If you ever watch infomercials, you know that what they really sell isn’t just an amazing ...

Jewish storytelling: not just at the kitchen table, but about the kitchen table

I was recently sharing my excitement about Bill Bryson’s latest book, At Home , during a Friday night sermon.  The ...

Who Are Our Brothers?

Early in this week’s parashah, we find Joseph in search of his brothers. He’s already dreamt, and reported on, his ...

Gotta Love It

My husband spent Sunday afternoon at a NY Jets football game with his buddy, Dan. He told me about a ...

Towards An Embracing Community

Last week I had the privilege to lead a conversation with 20 or so Jewish young adults in Boston on ...

Who Needs This Bar Mitzvah Anyway?

It was dry inside the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. The audience for the 22nd Washington Jewish Film ...

Miracles Abound

Hanukkah (the first candle is lit on the evening of Dec. 20, 2011) is the Jewish holiday which celebrates miracles. ...

Liberal Judaism is Experiencing a Renaissance

Last week, I was having a conversation about the future of Judaism at an informal gathering of Jewish professionals, Jews ...

The Secret of the Universe

As I walked through the streets of New York City one chilly morning last April, a young woman with a ...