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.

I Don’t Go To Brooklyn

Cruising on Fifth Avenue one day, a taxi is hailed by a man standing on the corner. Entering the cab, ...

Kaddish by Heart

The eldest son was chosen by his father to recite the Kaddish in his memory. Standing at the gravesite where ...

Occupy Wall Street Talmudically Explained

There has been a desire to pin down the central complaint of the 99%, which the Occupy Wall Street organizers ...

Israel and Jon Stewart

There are times when Jon Stewart just hits the nail on the head of an issue. Last week he had ...

The Holiness of Purim

As a child, I looked forward to Purim each year. I spent weeks planning my costume and savored the excitement ...

On St Patrick’s The Rabbi Wears Green

A few years back, the son of friends wore a green shirt to school on St. Patrick’s Day that said “Kiss ...

Breaking news: Rumors spread of first woman rabbi to be ordained by Kabbalah Institute (KIRR)

Today saw the spreading of some enticing rumors regarding a soon-to-be-announced ordination program out of the newly-created Kabbalah Institute (KIRR ...

Do Not Separate Yourself from the Community

Do Not Separate Yourself from the Community   When a standing-room-only crowd shows up for a township meeting in a ...

Funky Kippot in the Diaspora

There is no conformity for liberal Jewish women in the synagogue when it comes to wearing a head covering. Look ...

The Pursuit of Happiness

I have always been struck by car commercials. Car commercials to me seem unique in the world of advertising. Whereas ...