Rabbi Benjamin Resnick

Rabbi Benjamin Resnick is the rabbi at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2015, and he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish mysticism. He has written for the Forward, Tablet, Modern Judaism, and the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies. He also co-hosts a podcast on contemporary spirituality called “While We’re Here.”

Articles by Rabbi Benjamin Resnick

How Hasidic Wisdom Can Change Your Relationship to the Natural World

Hasidic wisdom offers an alternative to the dominant Jewish paradigm which places human needs at the center of our relationship with the earth and its creatures.

The Possibilities — and the Rigors — of Old Age

Our tradition holds space for self-actualization in late life without sugarcoating our inevitable decline. Both are sacred.

How Forgiveness Can Be Restorative

Should punishment take precedence over working toward peace — or is it the other way around?

Aninut: Between Death and Burial

Judaism bestows a special status on a person whose grief is so fresh it’s all consuming.

What Judaism Says About Reincarnation

The notion that souls can be reborn after death figures prominently in Jewish mysticism.