Rabbi Marisa Elana James

is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She spent more than five years living, working, and studying in Jerusalem, where she worked for Encounter Programs and co-created and led the rabbinical student program for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She most recently worked for Romemu and T’ruah in New York City, where she lives with her wife, contrabassoonist and translator Barbara Ann Schmutzler.

Articles by Rabbi Marisa Elana James

Giving Thanks, Now and Again

There’s gratitude that is immediate and gratitude that can come only with time and labor.

Known Unknowns

Fearful of what lies ahead, the Israelites wonder if they’d be better off returning to Egypt.

In Praise of Public “Guilt Offerings”

Because asking for forgiveness is a holy act.