Jewish Texts

Do You Remember Me?

One of the things that sometimes is embarrassing and/or sometimes frustrating, is when someone comes up to me and says: ...

How Deep Are Our Thoughts?

For our first anniversary, my wife and I went on a trip through the Southwest, seeing Sedona, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, ...

Hanging in the Air

Numbers 30.2. And Moses spoke to the chiefs of the tribes concerning the people of Israel, saying, This is the ...

Women’s Voices: The Path to Religious Freedom

Is it kosher to listen to Neshama Carlebach in concert? Go to an opera where women are singing solos? Enjoy ...

The Future of the Past

In a recent Commentary article, Jack Wertheimer once again takes on the trends in American Jewry – individualism, pluralism, universalism, anti-tribalism, ...

JP Morgan, a Prostitute, and the Talmud

…And to be clear, in the following analogy, Chase is the prostitute.At a time when two-income families struggle to make ...

There Are Places I Remember…..

An Orthodox rabbinic colleague Rabbi Zev Farber recently posted on Morethodoxy a piece on the experience of place women have ...

The Supreme Court and the Health Care Act – A Populist Response

   I can’t seem to decide, do I want to move America “Forward” or do I “Believe in America”?  I’m ...

Seeking Fact, Finding the Unknowable

Debra Spark is the author of The Pretty Girl, a collection of stories about art and deception.In literature, as in ...

The blessings of a mixed multitude

A few weeks before I began rabbinical school, I took a vacation and went to visit my in-laws where they ...

Sacred Snacking

It is very hard after the seder to get excited about the last days of Passover. Seven/eight days of eating ...

We Need More Jewish Debate, Not Less

Some will tell you that we need less debate in the Jewish community; that for the sake of unity we need ...