Rabbis Without Borders

Rabbis Without Borders is a dynamic forum for exploring contemporary issues in the Jewish world and beyond. Written by rabbis of different denominations, viewpoints, and parts of the country, Rabbis Without Borders is a project of Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

When Veterans Die – Do the Words Still Have the Same Meaning?

Over the past month, there has been much conversation about veterans: the observance of our annual Veterans Day, the lack ...

What would you fight for?

A conversation about necessary battles at Hanukkah

Why Go on a Retreat, Anyway?

When I was studying for the rabbinate at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College back in the ’90s, I decided to take ...

Sustainability: The New True Meaning of Hanukah

The history of Hanukah may be fixed for all time. But the meaning we find in Hanukah? That changes, year ...

RWB and Glean’s Rabbi Elan Babchuck’s Ted Talk!

We are excited to share with you Elan Babchucks recent TEDx talk in which Elan eloquently mixes data, story and wisdom ...

Taking a LEAP

This week I’m going back in time to my college days by taking a leap forward to become a student ...

Opening Our Jewish Tent

I love meeting people. The best part of my job is getting to have coffee or lunch with different people ...

Both Jews and Palestinians Deserve to Return Home

As the national anthem of Israel proclaims, for two thousand years the hope of returning home has remained alive in ...

What Solidarity Shabbat brought to my community

We are no longer strangers to each other – the Sikh community, the Hindu community, the Muslim community, the Christian community…

Traumatized, Isaac Goes to Visit Hagar

Having, in many ways, healed past victimhood, North American Jews live in relative comfort, able to offer aid to less ...