Rabbis Without Borders

If ‘Trolling’ Is A Symptom, Have We All Become Infected?

Last week, as I began my annual exploration of Jewish ethical wisdom on the use of speech, or lashon hara, I ...

The 21st Century Resume: ‘Who I Am’ Trumps ‘What I Do’

Over the past several months, I have been given a daily gift. It doesn’t have a monetary value, nor does ...

How Scared Should I Be?

I have been debating this question a lot over the past month. The Jewish Community Center where my daughter attends ...

Purim: The First International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and we have a confluence, as we sometimes do, between secular observances and our Jewish ...

Massacre in the Patriarch’s Tomb

The following letter to the Palestinian people shall never be sent. After at least three rewritings and endless discussions among ...

Should A Woman Be Humble?

“He has told you, O man, what is good, And what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice ...

Jewish Wisdom for Life on Mars

What would it feel like to live on Mars? The New York Times is giving us a glimpse of that ...

Taking a Break from the Protests

When my friends ask me how I like my new job, I halfheartedly complain that it’s interfering with my protest ...

The Value of Truth in Social Media

There is a story in Jewish tradition about a man who insults another man without realizing that the man is ...

Shame, Vulnerability and Courage

I went to the local town hall meeting with our State Representative, Buddy Carter. The small theater at the local ...

Spiritual “Hearing”

To what are we enslaved? How does our slavery hold us back, nailed to the doorpost? And what would we ...

The Role of the Elite

What does it mean to be an “elite?” Recently, the term has come to be much derided by people on ...