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.

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,” ...

Restore Yourself

A few months ago I realized I hadn’t been myself for a long time.  I’d been under a lot of ...

Step Up to the Mic!

I believe it’s not an uncommon experience to be at a lecture or gathering where someone steps in front of ...

And I Mourn

Today is my mom’s yahrzeit (anniversary of death). It has been nine years since she died from metastatic breast cancer. ...

Passage to Freedom

How futile is speech against a cruel government that has confined human beings in unsanitary, overcrowded prisons, in less humane conditions than abandoned pets in animal shelters?

Palestinians Must Find the Courage to Wield Their Secret Weapon

"The atmosphere in the Palestinian street here in the West Bank is too hot, he said. We can’t go on a trip together; I am afraid of what they might do to me were anyone to catch sight of us in public."