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Writing from the Edge

The Wicked Son’s guide to Passover

Celebrating Passover can be tricky for us awkward Jews. Liberation and freedom have become the ‘Passover Problematic’ for the in-house critics of Judaism in the 21st century.

Open Table Judaism

Identity Issues

Shalom Goldman’s recent book examines the lives of several converts – some converting from Christianity to Judaism, and some going the other way, leaving Judaism to become Christians. His book is called Jewish-Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity.  I have been reflecting on my reading of it for a a week now. Here are some of [Read More...]

The Politics of Hope

The German Church and the Palestinian Call: A Church Challenged, Part 1

I am spending two weeks in Germany, speaking in 10 German cities at the invitation of local church-linked and human rights groups about the struggle for justice for Palestine. Here's my first report.


Pope Francis, a Rabbi, Mercy, and Rosh Hashanah

I am a grateful Jew who simply wants to thank Pope Francis for reminding me about the power of mercy, at just the right time in my own ritual calendar.

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