Rabbi Elliot Kukla is a rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco.
Despite the richness of Jewish sources which speak to stigma and illness, the history of Jewish community's reaction to AIDS has been rocky.
Let us create space to listen to the sounds of suffering and joy.
Every choice we make from birth to death matters.
True repair begins when we acknowledge the impact of broken relationships on this planet.
Everyone must have a safe place to be before anyone can feel at home.
Leaving Egypt was a change. Leaving slavery is a transition.
The Jewish concept of holiness is bound to notions of sacred time and space--and reaching out to those in need.
This portion challenges us to express our most intimate and deeply held values with every mouthful.
What objects and ideas do we treat as idols?
If a sea can split, anything is possible.