The Other Wailing Wall, The Palestinian One

Spent tear gas canisters. Lots of them. Right at the foot of the wall. I guess that makes it the ...

The Four M’s

Does the synagogue you attend speak your language? If you are not a synagogue goer, might you go if the ...

How to Deal With Negative Attitudes About Converts

Despite a Jewish tradition of welcoming converts, Jews-by-choice may experience inappropriate attitudes that they should both understand and, if necessary, confront.

Creating Sacred Space

Commentary for Parshat Terumah: Exodus 25:1-27:19

Speaking of Others’ Nakedness

Commentary on Parshat Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32In this week’s Torah portion, Noah, after the flood recedes, Noah leaves the ark, gets ...

Blessings for Shabbat & Holidays

Texts, translations and transliterations.

Kedushah (Holiness) in Rabbinic Judaism

What holiness meant to the sages of the Talmud.

Fear Goes Both Ways

I hesitated before asking my wife if she wanted to go out to dinner. We would not have to drive ...

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.