How I Spent Shavuot In An Airport

...and what I learned from two days of delays

The Spirituality of Volcanoes

The description of a divine revelation complete with smoke, fire, and quakes has a parallel in nature

18 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes for Shavuot

Multiple takes on this comfort food classic for the holiday where the custom is to eat dairy.

Salonican Shavuot Traditions

Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.

Don’t Just Mark the Jewish Holidays, Mark the Jewish Intervals

We need to be able to rest and recover from one run in order to perform at our best at the next one.

Ruth… In Other Words

Last summer, when I joined Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel (ASBI), the local Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, I discovered ...

Neighbors and Strangers

I received a hate call two weeks ago. It came right after I had had the honor of offering an ...

Why Do So Many Jews Ignore Shavuot?

Shavuot has become the Rodney Dangerfield of Jewish holidays.

Our Bat Mitzvah Celebration With The Community

We live in a provincial community in the UK and like in many provincial communities, attitudes towards women’s involvement in ...

How Should We Write About Tragedy?

Heartbreaking news from the U.S. Violence against gays. The worst mass shooting. Hints of international terrorism. How should my fellow ...