Rachel Farbiarz

Rachel Farbiarz is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law. Rachel worked as a clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, after which she practiced law focusing on the civil rights and humane treatment of prisoners.

Articles by Rachel Farbiarz

What Moses Learned from His Father-In-Law

The Midianite has concerns about the well-being of the Israelites and their leader Moses.

They Remained Silent

No one ever told Jacob that his son Joseph was still alive.

Alone In The Wilderness

Hagar and Ishmael are cast away at Sarah's behest.

Words as Witness

The song-poem in this Torah portion shows that words do more than narrate and describe.

Women & War

We cannot condone the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Seeds of Peace

How Parashat Re'eh illuminates the necessity of peace for growth of a nation.

Treatment of the Stranger

Our existential relationship to our ancestors and how we learn empathy.

Dispossession of Women’s Land

The audacity of the request of Zelophehad's daughters.

Between the Living and the Dead

How Parashat Korach demonstrates extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Birkat Kohanim — Blessing of the Priests or of the Community?

How the Priestly Blessing is manifested within the community's needs.