Dreaming the World into Being

Jewish tradition suggests that dreams awaken the imaginative faculty without which prophecy is impossible.

In Praise of Nothing

After a month filled to the brim with ritual observance, the Hebrew month of Heshvan invites us to holy stillness.

The Anti Auto-Correct Religion

In an era of predictive ideology, Judaism maintains that humans are endowed with free will.

The Redemptive Strangeness of Yom Kippur

For the ancient Israelites, the Yom Kippur rituals signified a world in which God brought moral order out of chaos.

The Seven Year Switch

Shmita, the Jewish sabbatical year, teaches that what we consider normal is just a construct -- and invites us to imagine alternatives.

Love and Change

The Hebrew month of Elul teaches us that love, like change, requires risk.

Saying Goodbye to the Greatest Generation

Like our ancestors in Egypt, we may feel lost without our patriarchs and matriarchs. But a new era is underway.

Diving into Elul

As we prepare for the High Holidays, we are reminded that the essence of faith lies in the power of imagination.

Acting with Heart

Contrary to what many of us have been taught, Judaism cares about more than deeds.

Back of the House

Will the "Great Resignation" and this week's Torah portion, Vayera, remind us to value less visible workers?

The Pursuit of Happiness

The different between the Jewish and Western notions of happiness is captured by psychologist Abraham Maslow's notions of self-actualization and self-transcendence.

Harbor and Homecoming: Reflections on Marriage

Remember how people — old people in particular — used to say that marriage was one of the hardest things ...