Prayer

Fostering Belonging and Dignity

Building LGBTQ-affirming community.

To Bow, or Not to Bow?

That’s my question every time I visit the Roswell Community Masjid (RCM). Since as a young child I was taught ...

What Shahs of Sunset Can Teach Us About Judaism

Picture Reza, a Persian Jew, standing with a dead goldfish reciting Kiddush, the blessing over the wine. What does Kiddush ...

Fear, Faith, & A Friend

Indeed as a rabbi, I see more life-threatening situations than I count, feeling them with varying degrees of space for breathing and perspective.

Black Jewish Prayers for Dr. Martin Luther King, Shabbat and Everyday

Not seeing her own experiences in the traditional Jewish prayer book, this Black Jewish woman wrote her own.

God Does Not Discriminate; People Do

What does it mean to envision a truly inclusive and holy community?

Coming to Believe in Collective Prayers of Repentance

How a former Catholic became a believer and leader of collective Jewish prayers of repentance.

Prayer of a Cancer Survivor

I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. So, there’s that. In some ways, it’s hardly a surprise since my mother ...

A Spiritual Assist for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. So in the past I did not bother at all. This year, is ...