This, Too, Is Torah: Finding “Torah” Everywhere
One of my absolute favorite Jewish expressions is found in one of the most outlandish stories in the Talmud (collection of commentaries ...
A Coming Out Day and Simchat Torah Letter to a Younger Me
National Coming Out Day was established on October 11, 1988, as a commemoration of the Second National March on Washington ...
Acharei Mot – Kedoshim, Fearing Death and Respecting Our Elders
"Be careful to continue to respect an elder who has forgotten his Torah knowledge due to circumstances beyond his control. Even though he is no longer a Torah scholar, he must still be respected for the Torah that he once possessed. As we say: Both the tablets of the Covenant and the broken tablets are placed in the Ark.” (BT Berachot 8)
When Black History Month and Torah Come Together
A Black-Jewish poet pens Torah-inspired reflections for Black History Month.
What Makes the Tears Flow – That Sweet, Special Moment
At the back of the room sat a woman, her husband, and her mother.
Humans are Just Bigger Cats (or Smaller Elephants)
There's a surprising regularity connecting the size, speed, and lifespan of not just animals, but cities and organizations, as well
What Do We Do About Violence in the Torah?
Why do we draw so many conclusions about each other’s religious traditions from small excerpts of text?
Summer Vacation – Gateway to Teshuvah
I offer my present lightness of being as Torah, the Torah of embracing our fullest selves, reverent and irreverent impulses equally inspired by the divine.
Partisan Or Political?
It is difficult to know where values end and politics begin.