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Rabbis Without Borders

Fear, Faith, & A Friend

Indeed as a rabbi, I see more life-threatening situations than I count, feeling them with varying degrees of space for breathing and perspective.

Rabbis Without Borders

Laying the Ground Work for Repentance One Day: Teshuvah and #MeToo

Real forgiveness is not only between perpetrator and victim, but on all of us to create a new system where none of what has occurred may ever ever ever occur again. 


“Waking Up” to help my Trans Neighbors

We have just entered the month of Elul. As we prepare for the High Holidays, this is a time for ...

Here’s Why Half-Eaten Figs Make Me Smile

A Southern Jewish Story of Tzedakah... For The Birds

When the Good Life Hasn’t Arrived Yet….

What do we need to live a good life? We all need food, water, and shelter. Beyond that, what is the Jewish recipe for personal fulfillment?

Looking for America

My baby, who is now 16 years old, returned from summer camp earlier this week with a swollen wrist and ...

Look up From the Text into the Eyes of a Human Being

I opened my computer upon arriving home and found an email from an older man in my community who has made a habit of negatively commenting upon my work creating bridges of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Why Diversity Matters to the Next Generation of Jews

What an Asian-American Jew learned about his own assumptions

Warnings from Eikev

Rising levels of bigotry and nationalism come out of the fear people have of losing what little they have.

Notes from the Field: Jewish Community Canvass to Protect Trans Rights in Massachusetts

This past Sunday afternoon, the Massachusetts Jewish community showed that it’s ready, willing, and able to flex its muscle in ...

Holding a Heritage in Your Hands

A Tiny Tanakh Has An Immense Impact

Eighth Grade, the Movie: The Torture Never Ends

As a rabbi, teacher (high school), parent, and former child let me confirm that the central issue for Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is unlike anything we adults had to manage when we were young.  

Falling in Love at Camp All Over Again

To this day, some of my closest friends are people I met at camp

Southern Jewish History: Start From The Bottom Up

Or, why we should study trends and not just "the big events"