Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av: Why Commemorate Tragedy?

Every person has a different way of dealing with grief; some cry, shout, pray, fast, or choose to celebrate and remember ...

9 Meat-Free Dinner Ideas for the 9 Days

We are currently in the midst of what is known as The Three Weeks, and more specifically, we are in ...

Nowhere to Run (And a Good Thing, Too)

Three friends are having a hard time. One laments being lonely unpartnered. Another tends a spouse with a tough prognosis. ...

Tisha B’Av 2016

Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Saturday, August 13, and continues ...

We Have Met the Enemy

On September 10, 1813, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led the U.S. Navy to victory in the pivotal Battle of Lake Erie, which ...

Fighting for our Sacred Center

Yesterday, around the world, we Jews observed Tisha B’Av, a day of grieving the historical destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, ...

What Tisha B’Av Can Learn From Ramadan

I did not fast during Ramadan. But I did somehow experience a little bit of the meaning of the Muslim ...

For Tisha B’Av, A Feminist Reading of Lamentations

For those of us engaged in the lifelong passion and struggle of learning Torah with a feminist consciousness, writing it ...

A Rabbi Mourns African American Christians

“’…But, mother, I won’t be alone. Other children will go with me, And march the streets of Birmingham to make ...

Yin in the Yang

We have learned from the Ancient Chinese Tao that there is a spot of Yang in the Yin and a ...

The Challenge of Yom HaShoah

Tonight is Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day. Last night I was discussing remembrance with my ninth graders at our ...

Beep, Turn the Page.    

When I was growing up, I used to listen to records of GI Joe or Sci Fi stories that came ...