Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Michael Strassfeld is the rabbi of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Manhattan, co-author of <i>The First Jewish Catalog</i>, <i>The Second Jewish Catalog</i>, <i>A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah</i>, and author of <i>The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary</i>.
Articles by Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Beyond the Three Weeks
The month of Av brings with it forgiveness similar to the experience of Yom Kippur.
When Friendship Sours: Vengeance & Bearing a Grudge
Jewish Vengeance and Grudges with Friends. Jewish Friendship. Jewish Friends. Jewish Relationship.
Inner Beauty, Outward Beauty, and Health
Judaism recognizes the primacy of an inner beauty, but we are nonetheless called upon to care for our bodies and not discouraged from tending to our appearance.
Brit Milah (Bris): Some Laws and Customs
10 things to know about--and think about--when planning a brit milah ceremony.
Bringing The Cycle To An End
The end of the fall holiday season looks forward to redemption.
How to Buy a Lulav and Etrog
What to look for, how to care for them and — and what to do with them when Sukkot is over.