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Rabbis Without Borders

Witnessing Evangelical Awe in Israel

By the shores of the Galilee, alongside the remains of the ancient city of Capernaum, we stood in a circle ...

Rabbis Without Borders

Sukkot and a New Ecosystem of Jewish Leadership

By Rabbi Benjamin Spratt and Rabbi Joshua Stanton A teaching from Sukkot merits our attention. Amid the building of huts ...

Rabbis Without Borders

God, Our Mother Eagle

Our Torah begins and ends with the image of God as an eagle.

Commodifying Faith

70 years ago, religion was America’s heart.  Church gave spiritual significance, social responsibility, and a sense of community to the average American, serving ...

Torah Loves a Wise Donkey

Is the Tanakh anthropocentric? Well, sure! It’s mostly about people. It starts with creation, then narrows its focus to humanity, ...


Saying something Jewish in 17 syllables

Breaking Bread, Building Bridges

Here in Israel-Palestine, religion is certainly one of the sources of conflict between us, and religious holidays often provide the ...

Contemplating My Mortality

I am contemplating my mortality. After five years of good health, I hear those dreaded words once again: breast cancer. ...

My First Apartment: Judaica is in the Details

The Jewish symbols are subtle but strong, if you know where to look.

The Ritual of Rituals

Even small habits can have big meaning

Mazel Tov: You Won a Medal!

We all need a little recognition.

Savory Hamantaschen: It Just Makes Sense, Y’all

(Reflections and a recipe for Pimento Cheese Hamentaschen)

This, Too, Is Torah: Finding “Torah” Everywhere

One of my absolute favorite Jewish expressions is found in one of the most outlandish stories in the Talmud (collection of commentaries ...

The Goodwill Shofar

An unexpected thrift store find