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.

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

Thousands of people had passed by before we managed to gather a minyan (quorum) of ten for the evening prayers. ...

#MeToo, #TimesUp, #NewNormal 

I received an email from a reporter who wanted to interview #MeToo Rabbis.  I replied, “We are all #MeToo Rabbis.” Well, at least ...

To Bow, or Not to Bow?

That’s my question every time I visit the Roswell Community Masjid (RCM). Since as a young child I was taught ...

Passover and Palestinians

Palestinians are not slaves. But they are also not free.

It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable

I remember feeling so uncomfortable the first time I went knocking on doors in a neighborhood that was distinctly different ...

Morning Exercises: Prayer

Two weeks ago, I began posting on my blog about my morning routine, or morning exercises as I called them. ...

Liberty, Justice and Gender Redefinition for All: A Netflix Story 

My child is three heading towards four. When watching tv on her Netflix, I have noticed that the categories have ...

How Aging is a Blessing

“I hate my birthday,” my friend said to me. She has hated her birthday for as long as I can ...

Recalibrating – It’s Not Only About Us!

For decades I have taught that Jews live with a double identity. On the one hand we are B’nai Adam, ...

Putting Grandma to Bed

My mother’s eyes were closed with fatigue. It was around 8 pm. She is so often exhausted as her body ...