The mountain in this week's Torah portion can be a place of spiritual growth or an impediment.
Reckoning with the exclusion of those with disabilities and illnesses from the Temple service.
The Jewish holidays can help those on the periphery gain access to the rhythm of Jewish life.
Seeking meaning in the sudden deaths of Aaron's sons.
Both the Israelite and the stranger are given equal status in the sacrificial cult.
How to create a society that recognizes and meets the needs of ill and marginalized people.
When we embrace with one hand but push away with the other, it's the push that remains in lasting memory.
There is a lot to learn from the long tradition of Jewish aversion to pork.
Relationships between the individual and the Divine are indeed possible.
The sacrifices teach us about constancy in relating to God.