Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is the author of more than 75 books and hundreds of articles, including (with Leonard Kravitz) "Shir Hashirim: A Modern Commentary on the Song of Songs." He was the longtime executive director of Big Tent Judaism and formerly served on the faculty/administration of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Articles by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

Shir Hashirim: Joining Human and Divine Love

Song of Songs is unique among biblical texts for its pure expression of love.

Readings Every Jewish Mourner Should Know

These are among Judaism’s most comforting words.

What Can Southern Jews Teach The Rest of Us About Intermarriage and Outreach?

Usually we think of small, southern communities as being at least a beat behind their larger counterparts, especially when they ...

Diversity and Informal Jewish Education

Bringing activities to secular venues.

On Saying Kaddish: A Story

A story illustrates the power of reciting Kaddish for a parent.

We Are All Holy Before God

How to make weighty decisions about the community we are working to create.

More Than a Contractor’s List

God's presence rests in a place of charity.

Who’s In, Who’s Out

The ordinances in this portion emphasize issues relevant to society and the interactions among groups.

Separation and Togetherness

There are times we should separate from our neighbors--and times we should reach out.

Risky Travels

It is always a long road to the Promised Land.