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.

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, ...

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. ...

Experiencing How the Other Experiences Us

The two biggest difficulties have been recruiting Palestinian participants and finding an appropriate place to meet...

Welcome Home

The local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is preparing welcome baskets for Afghan families about to ...

Six Unsettling Truths Laid Bare by the Present Violence

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views ...

Mourning Responsibly and Transformatively

Today is Memorial Day in Israel. The country is mourning for those who fell in the struggle against our enemies.How ...

The Paradox of People-to-People Peace-Building

People-to-people peace-building works.It’s been researched and documented, in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and many other places. Without people-to-people peace-building on a ...

A Rabbi Wearing a Female Meatsuit

The body we are born in is just a meat suit...