Rabbi Charles Arian

Charles L. Arian is the rabbi of Kehilat Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in Gaithersburg, Md. He has previously worked as a Hillel director and as a think-tank scholar, lived in a Trappist monastery for ten months and was the founding chairman of the Ethics Commission of the City of Norwich, CT. He is also an acknowledged expert on the history and production of bourbon whiskey and was recently quoted on that subject in the New York Times.

Articles by Rabbi Charles Arian

My Mexican Pseudo-Shiva

Since my mom had a history of outliving her prognoses I assumed that this would be the case once again.

Patrilineal Descent: Accept It or Reject It, Are We Still One Community?

The topic of patrilineal descent has been discussed recently by three fellow Rabbis Without Borders. I find myself agreeing with ...