Rabbi Kerry Olitzky
The Priestly Benediction
Those who link themselves with God and the people of Israel will indeed be blessed.
Self-Accounting in the Wilderness
For the Rabbis, the wilderness is actually a desirable place to be.
Elevation or Obstacle?
The mountain in this week's Torah portion can be a place of spiritual growth or an impediment.
Catch the Rhythm
The Jewish holidays can help those on the periphery gain access to the rhythm of Jewish life.
The Strangers in the Camp
Both the Israelite and the stranger are given equal status in the sacrificial cult.
Making Room for the Leper
When we embrace with one hand but push away with the other, it's the push that remains in lasting memory.
From Regulation to Relation
Relationships between the individual and the Divine are indeed possible.
An Invitation into the Tent
We must pursue a vision of Judaism wherein all Jews feel comfortable entering the tent, and inviting outsiders as well.
Moving Towards Redemption
The messages of hope and togetherness in Vayakhel and Pekudei prepare us for Passover.