Recharge

Recharge

The Well of Grief

When a community comes together to dig the well of grief, streams of life-giving water can flow from the depths

Recharge

Hope and Curses

The curses listed at the end of the Book of Leviticus are less a warning than an empowering message that the past need not be repeated.

Recharge

To Catch a Thief

The record of an ancient theft clues us in to the obscured role of Jewish priestesses.

Drop Everything and Read

The hidden connection between Shabbat and reading.

Struggling With Our Shadow 

At this moment of intensifying violence, the Torah offers an insight into how we might open a path towards peace.

The Redemption to Come

On Passover we express gratitude for the redemption we have and hope for the one still to come.

Ten Commandments for Today

What are the most important rules for living justly and peacefully today?

Tending the Fire

Fire is a symbol of persistence and faith, but the embers must be tended.

Emulating Our Multicultural Ancestors

While Jacob blesses all of his grandchildren at the end of his life, he singles out two in particular as worthy of emulation.

Sharing the Burden

When the stakes are high, and crisis is imminent, we do not put all of the responsibility on a single charismatic leader.

The Divine in Your Words

How do we hold conflict now so we can still be family in the future?

Things Fall Apart

With some exceptions, the Jewish people have always been beset by external conflict and inner turmoil. 

Time Wars

The ancient rabbis were well aware that control of the calendar was linked to their authority over the Jewish people

Find a Rabbi

Jewish weddings don't require a rabbi. But here's why it's a good idea anyway.

Mourning and Meaning Making

Someday our current sorrows will be memories, woven into the tapestry of our shared destiny.