Anti-Semitism

Why I Wear My Kippah More Now

On outwardly religious apparel in the post-Charlottesville world.

Theology in a Time of Anti-Semitism

Paying attention to dreams is an ancient Jewish spiritual practice. Our biblical ancestors Isaac and Jacob dreamed of God. Jacob’s ...

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 ...

Rent A … What?

The sharp increase in hate crimes in the United States doesn’t happen in a vacuum – and I think it’s ...

Saying No to Silencing: The Jewish Duty to Speak Out

Spirituality is biography. Jewish spirituality and Jewish biography both demand a duty to speak out, reject silencing, and stand up against any ...

Reconciliation Within the Family and Beyond the Family

The Book of Genesis is nothing if not a story of dysfunctional families. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Hagar, ...

Antisemitism And Our New Political Reality

When I studied for my PhD in Jewish studies, I often had occasion to engage with antisemitism as a historical ...

A Kavannah on White Privilege

I see the sirens appear in my rearview mirror as if out of nowhere. I quickly scan the road ahead ...

For My Camper, Ezra Schwartz

As I approached the Temple Sinai of Sharon, Massachusetts the words of King David’s Psalms could be heard from the ...

Seeking Justice for Leo Frank

The sanctuary of Temple Kol Emeth is completely filled. Judges, lawyers and rabbis who will address the crowd sit on ...