Where can we today find respite as the ancient Hebrew did at the springs of Elim?
Ironically, the festival of freedom is the holiday that requires the most preparation.
The Passover seder should be an act of disruption that transforms us.
Remembering is a central tenet of Judaism. So is forgetting.
The inversion of expectations, so central to the Purim story, can be both thrilling and confining.
Some things we see with our eyes wide open. For the really important things, we need a cloud.
It isn't easy living with an invisible God.
We grow in our humanity and deepen our spiritual sense by building our capacity for true and enduring joy.
Dreams are not only central to the observance of Tu Bishvat, but to our nighttime imaginal realms.
In an age of abundant information, we risk losing our capacity for wonder.
Having set the Israelites free from slavery, God charges them with building a society that affirms precisely what Egypt denies.
These two biblical brothers embody a tension that lies beneath the whole of Jewish tradition.