Rabbi Justin Goldstein

Justin Goldstein serves as the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Asheville, NC. He is a member of Rabbis Without Borders and was named by the Forward as one of the "Inspiring Rabbis of 2016."

Articles by Rabbi Justin Goldstein

A Tale of Two Jacobs

This biblical patriarch’s life is marked by an unresolved conflict with his dark side.

Torah That is “Near to You”

The text is eternal because of its adaptability — not its unchanging nature.

Finding Meaning in an Ancient Farming Law

Why Shmita, the commandment to let Israel's farmland rest every seven years, is relevant even for today's urban Diaspora Jews.

Why Communication Is at the Core of Community

It’s easy to view those who share a different perspective as an enemy. But Jewish tradition pushes us to see something else.