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.

The Secret of the Universe

As I walked through the streets of New York City one chilly morning last April, a young woman with a ...

Is “Justice” a Process or a Result?

The Problem of HomelessnessWhen we think of societal problems, we often think in the abstract. Take the question of “homelessness.” ...

Engaging our Teens

At Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT, I’m blessed with a class of almost 30 eighth graders and we meet weekly ...

Fighting Poverty with Faith

It’s four days after Thanksgiving and I am feeling guilty. My family enjoyed a weekend of delicious leftovers from our ...

The Urgency of Civility

It seems to me that we do not do a lot of talking to each other anymore. There is lots ...

A Tale of Two Havdalot

So there we were this past Saturday evening, some 500 people strong, many arm in arm, singing the la, la ...

The Study of Torah Encompasses Them All

A young man adorned with a black hat, a prayer shawl and phylacteries offers up his morning prayers in the ...

“Wocka Wocka!”

I’m excited about the new Muppet Movie, and who wouldn’t be given great lines like the following from the trailer:Kermit, ...

The Power of Blessing Someone

What is in the power of a name? Why is naming someone in prayer so sacred and moving? I will ...

Holiness on a Tablet

This past Sunday, I had the honor of officiating at a beautiful wedding.  Rachel and Nathan met last year here ...