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.

Palestinians and Israeli Settlers Publicly Stand Together Against Annexation

Even in Israel, the looming threat (or promise, for some) of the annexation of parts of the West Bank no ...

Why Jewish Time Still Matters In The Age Of Covid-19

Today marks the end of the most prolific counting of days in the Jewish calendar. S’firat ha’Omer, the Counting of ...

The Scroll of Boaz

Over two and a half millennia ago, the People of Israel already harbored a deep enmity towards the People of ...

Prophets in the Holy Land

Who is a prophet? A possible definition might be he or she who proclaims today the moral truths of tomorrow. ...

Keep Saying Their Names

It has been a little more than six months since my last Yizkor service—I missed it on Shemini Atzeret, but ...

Why Must This Passover Seder Be Like All Others?

Passover 5780 is going to be one we all remember for a long time. The world is reeling from the ...

Four Questions for this Year’s Seder

“Let all who are hungry come and eat.” We traditionally say these words during our Passover seder, opening our doors ...

Not Alone in the Room

Having no idea how many people will attend in person, I set fifteen chairs in a semi-circle and place the ...

Going Beyond Our Borders

Maintaining our sanity and connection through online community

Will We Let Purim Make Peace Impossible?

The joyous, sometimes boisterous, holiday of Purim is approaching. Twice during the holiday, Jews will publicly read the Book of ...