judaism

A Test from God

Remember the source of our wealth

Judaism’s Three Rs for the 21st Century

Today's spiritual focus must be to cultivate collective human potential amidst increasing diversity and galloping social, political and environmental change.

A Few Facts About Fasting in Jewish Tradition

This summer, two things happened at once, making me think about fasting in a whole new way—and as Yom Kippur ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part III

This is the third installment in my three-part series on “becoming Southern and Jewish.” After “coming out” as Jewish in ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part II

This post is the second in my three-part-series on “Becoming Southern and Jewish.” Over the course of my next two ...

Conversion: A Black Jewish Can-Do Story

How one woman went from having no idea what Shabbat was to celebrating it every week.

How My Writer’s Workshop Class was Hijacked by a Colleague

This will be my final post for the Rabbis Without Borders blog as I have chosen to focus my time ...

Finding the Calling of My Soul, A Conversion Story

Sometimes your soul knows, before your mind, where it needs to go.

Holy or Horrible: Can We Force Meaningful Moments?

As a Jewish educator, I teach students of all ages about the sacred moments we will experience throughout our lives ...

Never Talk About These 2 Things at Your Dinner Table?

When I was growing up the common wisdom was, if possible, to avoid conversations of religion and politics around the dinner ...