Jewish People

The Jewish World At My Door

I love the idea of the global nature of the Jewish world a lot. I love the reality even more.  ...

#Torah Without Borders

As of this writing, the following topics are trending on Twitter: Jason Collins #talkaboutyourcrushnight Pacific Rim #SexyThingsGirlsDo #confessionnight #SC1 Nancy ...

Mission Driven Rabbinate

I recently read a lecture delivered by Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University, delivered at the 16th Conference ...

The Torah of second chances

A couple of years ago, after several years of trying to get all the way through the counting of the ...

A Modest Case For Civil Marriage Equality

Political discourse finds expression everywhere it can. People discuss their convictions over dinner, at water coolers in the office, in ...

Unleavened Equality

I will never forget the moment when my daughter came out. She was 5 years old. We were eating dinner ...

A Contemporary Story Of Redemption

“My father was a wandering Aramean.” With this quote, from Deuteronomy 26:5, we begin not only the Maggid (story-telling) portion ...

Spicing Up Your Seder

As a rabbi who also happens to be a mother of small kids, I am often asked for creative ideas ...

Hand me my tiara, please

As a rabbi and an activist, I often get called upon to speak at interfaith events of various sorts.  Over ...

Taking The Plunge

It was January 2007, almost exactly six years ago. I was sitting in my office, reviewing a dense corporate document ...