Rabbi Irving Greenberg

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg was the president of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation and founding president of CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He also is the author of </i><a href="http://www.jewishpub.org/product.php?isbn=0827608071">For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity</a><i> (2004, Jewish Publication Society)</i>.

Articles by Rabbi Irving Greenberg

Destruction As Punishment

Tradition gives a separate reason for the fall of each Temple.

A Communal Mourning

On Tisha B'Av, re-enacting the sorrow felt by those who survived the destruction of the Temple

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

The Covenant of Total Being

Does Jewish suffering threaten commitment to God's covenant?

The Covenant &amp; God

God, too, is bound by this divine agreement.

The Covenant As Process

The covenant reflects the ongoing relationship between God and the Jewish people.

Ruth and the Holocaust

The Book of Ruth takes on new significance in modern times.

Why The Exodus Was So Significant

The impact of Judaism's transformative event is felt by the other monotheistic religions.

What Matzah Symbolizes

Unleavened bread represents both slavery and freedom.

Passover (Pesach) & Spring

There is a theological explanation for why Passover occurs in the spring.