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.

Justice for All

Looking back on the first three weeks of 2020, a theme for the month of January emerges.  On the eve ...

A Letter to My Mom

Grief is a funny thing. You never know when it’ll hit you or how poignantly you may feel it at ...

Go Someplace Else – Our Clinic is Only for Us!

The phone rang early in the morning, just a few minutes after I had gotten out of bed. It was ...

A Jewish Lesson on Basketball and Envy

On a long-distance drive with my son, I was listening to the podcast, Hidden Brain. What piqued my interest in ...

C’mon, Let’s Do the Twist, Why Braid Challah?

We traditionally welcome Shabbat on Friday evening with Challah, the customary sweet braided bread.  Why braided? Twists and braids are ...

Adulting

Two months ago, I purchased a Dyson vacuum for my daughter for her 25th birthday. She was thrilled and posted ...

My Kids Are Afraid to Go to School

Our ancestors understood that every person has value and deserves to have their rights protected and their basic needs met.

Living, Not Dying

Faced with this choice: 1. Vaccinations and x-rays every six months. She could live another five years if it works. ...

All in the (Extended) Family

She took his head between her palms, bent down and planted a little kiss on the top of his head. ...

I’m sorry, it’s a SIMCHAH!

I know, I should say something.  But I don’t.  I’m sorry.  Every time someone calls a joyous event a “mitzvah,” ...