Shabbat

Orange Maple Glazed Salmon

By the time January rolls around it’s time to face the music: we’ve indulged in latkes and sufganiyot (It’s only ...

Welcome 2015 with a Sweet (Potato Challah) Shabbat Treat!

Happy 2015! This year starts on a Thursday, which means the first Shabbat of 2015 is only a day away! ...

We Need More than a Sneeze

Before attaining my Master of Social Work, I had the honor of helping many sick people live out their final ...

Being Thankful: Communities & Identities

In my mind, Thanksgiving has a deeper connection with Judaism than with turkey or cranberry sauce.Since eighth grade, I haven’t ...

An End to Appointment Judaism?

I am an avid television watcher, to say the least. My weekly repertoire includes everything from sports and the news, ...

Lot, the Subjective Stranger: A Call for Diversity

 “Is she converting?”“Clearly, she is not from around here, I wonder if she is even Jewish.”“She must be someone’s nanny…”These ...

A Call for Diversity: The Tower of Babel

While driving down Route 95 on the East Coast, one has the ability to survey hundreds of billboards along the ...

S’mores Brownies Recipe

It’s no great secret that I hate pareve desserts. Or perhaps I should more accurately say: I hate bad pareve ...

High-Tech High Holidays

When I entered rabbinical school, I never imagined I would become a rabbi of an online synagogue. In fact, when ...

Blessing the Shabbat Lights – A “Modern” Jewish Ritual

The quintessential image of home, holiness, and Jewish motherhood is that of a woman blessing the Shabbat candles, performing a ...

Struggling with the Shabbos Bride

Lekhah Dodi  (‘Come my friend’) is the hymn sung on Friday night to welcome Shabbat. The prayer begins, “Come my friend, ...

Freedom To Celebrate My Religion… and My Sexuality

Pride Month might be over, but celebrating one’s identity is a year long process. This post comes to us from London, ...