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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 ...

Philanthropist Charles Feeney, Maimonides and Anonymous Giving

I recently read an article in the New York Times about Charles F. Feeney, whom the headline calls the “James Bond ...

(Thanks)giving — A Thanksgiving for the Rest of the Year

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, Thanksgiving gathers us with family and friends, inviting us to reflect gratefully on our blessings. For ...

Passover and Questions for All

As Passover draws to a close this weekend, I’m thinking about two things: a pizza binge on Friday night and ...

Mensch Madness 2016: THE FINAL GAME!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to this year’s Mensch Madness final game! In this year’s tournament, we have seen ...

Mensch Madness Game 5: Gaon vs. Maimonides

Welcome back to Mensch Madness! It’s already Game 5! Rabbi Moses Ben Maimo, also known as Maimonides, alias Rambam, is in ...

What Do You Do When You Are Betrayed?

You have shared some of your intimate emotional struggles with a colleague and close friend. Very soon afterward you lose ...

Claiming Our Spiritual Ancestry

In the year 2000, I was still a newly-minted Jew, having completed my conversion in March of 1999. As Passover ...

The Cruelty of a Cheeseburger

This week’s Torah portion commands us to swear off cheeseburgers. Well not exactly. It was the rabbis that created the ...

The Key to Success is Failure

“Ever tried, ever failed,” Samuel Beckett once wrote. “No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. “  (in  Still Writing: ...