Why Jewish Time Still Matters In The Age Of Covid-19

Today marks the end of the most prolific counting of days in the Jewish calendar. S’firat ha’Omer, the Counting of ...

The Scroll of Boaz

Over two and a half millennia ago, the People of Israel already harbored a deep enmity towards the People of ...

Matcha Cheesecake for Shavuot? Yes, Please

One sliver lining of quarantine has been spending quality time with my Japanese father and Israeli mother.

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 ...