Rabbis Without Borders

Rabbis Without Borders

Holocaust Remembrance: Particular or Universal?

This evening begins Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day set aside to remember the experience of the ...

Rabbis Without Borders

A Global Conversion

The convert was in New South Wales. And the rabbis on the beit din were in Georgia, Tennessee, New York and New Mexico.

Rabbis Without Borders

Should Girls Wear Kippot? The Answer Will Surprise You!

To have fully egalitarian practices must we have the same standards for both boys and girls?

The One Thing We Need to Stop Saying to Our Kids at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah is a unique and special time in the life of a child, family and community. ...

The Closer You Are, The Less You See

It took a Protestant pastor from Reston, Virginia to introduce me to my Palestinian neighbors. It happened two years ago, and it changed my life.

Just Do It: A High Holy Day Call to Action

The season of teshuvah is for thinking and feeling, but mainly as springboards for action

How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

The month of Elul ushers in a season of repentance and forgiveness, but it's not always so simple.

Fear and Trembling About High Holy Days Services

Elul, which initiates the holiday countdown, is more than just a calendric alarm clock.

“If!”– Walking Backwards into Elul

This Jewish month is the doorway to the High Holy Days of awe, meaning, introspection and transformation.

The Perfect High Holy Day Sermon You Will Never Hear

Too often rabbis say either what we think people need to hear or what we feel obligated to share.

Why Do So Many Jews Ignore Shavuot?

Shavuot has become the Rodney Dangerfield of Jewish holidays.

My Havruta and I Disagree on Everything — and That’s a Good Thing

We don't agree on politics and we don't agree on religion, and we talk about them all the time.

Shul-Shopping? Don’t Do It Now

The High Holidays are the worst days to experience the personality and atmosphere of a synagogue.

April Fools’, Purim and the Balance of Humor and Seriousness

Judaism is masterful at balancing the playful and the serious, and so much of life is about that balance as well.

It’s Easy to Make a Resolution. But How Can We Keep It?

To keep your resolution, you may need to change your environment.