Celebrating Spring

Jewish tradition is replete with legends both uplifting and ominous about the vernal equinox.

What’s Truly Precious

The Israelite women who contributed to the tabernacle recognized the deeper gift God had given in the lengthy, exacting instructions for its construction.

War and Remembrance

The Torah commands us to remember the evil of Amalek — but also to forget.

The Purim Spirit of Medieval Frankfurt

The choice to create a second Purim speaks volumes about how our people value resilience.

Between Nationalism and Ethics

National pride and unity are important, but it is ethical behavior that makes a people worthy of divine favor.

Altering the Mind to See More Clearly

What Jewish mysticism can teach us about psychedelics.

Hearing Amidst the Storm

Revelation doesn’t happen in a moment of calm, but amidst chaos and fear.

Our Tender Yearning Heart

We haven’t yet awoken to the part of us that, through calamity and catastrophe, remains open and ever full of love.

A Heart of Flesh

When images of horror flash across our screens hourly, how many generations will it take to heal?

The Ancestors Echoing Within Us

As Jews, we carry within us residues of traumas we may ourselves have never experienced.