Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at UJA-Federation New York and is the author of “And Yet We Love: Poems.”

Articles by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Humble Power 

When harnessed responsibly, power has the potential to create a more just and compassionate world.

The Pursuit of Purity

Ancient rules regarding priestly purity offer guidance for moments when weighing different kinds of needs against each other proves difficult.

Blessings in Hard Times

Jewish tradition suggests that discovering blessing is always possible — even in hard moments.

Psalm 23: Who Walks in the Valley of the Shadow of Death?

These words are commonly understood as reassurance that God accompanies us in our darkest moments, but some ancient rabbis understood them differently.

Why is Moses Kept Out of the Tabernacle?

How the deepest intimacy can be both binding and freeing.