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.

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 ...

Three Funerals and a Wedding

“Our life is a walk in the night, we know not how great the distance to the dawn that awaits ...

Grieving for Kobe

I assumed it was an internet hoax at first. Driving my 13-year-old son back from his basketball game, an alert ...

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 ...