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.

It’ll be Good….

These days the pundits and analysts say that the peace process is over. Remember Oslo? Remember the Roadmap for Peace ...

An Unorthodox Shiva Minyan

The important thing is not how many separate injunctions are obeyed but how and in what spirit we obey them. ...

Magnifying Life

Two weeks ago I wrote about the tragic loss of little Ayelet Galena z”l. I discussed how one young life ...

Hysteron Proteron

And Moses read the Book of the Covenant to the people and they said “All that God has commanded we ...

The Singularity vs. the Gift of Death

“A gift is something that cannot appear as such.” – Jacques Derrida, The Gift of Death And God came down ...

Judaism and the Environment: The Time Is Now

It is a tree of life to those who hold it close and all of its supporters are happy. Its ...

Singing the February Blues

February is the shortest month of the year, yet to me it always feels like the longest. There is something ...

Tu Bishvat and the Spiritual Meaning of Tax Season

As I write today’s blog entry on Tu Bishvat, I’m sitting in my home office looking at the piles of ...

How Big Is the Tent?

Last summer when I made my first tentative foray into camping in the wilderness, I was shepherded by my three ...

Returning Home?

The Exodus from Egypt is considered to be the foundational/orienting event for our sacred history. Many commandments are attached to ...