ArticleAt Your Service, On Passover and Year 'Round
If we really understand the freedom that we celebrate during Passover, we can leave behind the Egypt of masters and slaves, and move toward the promised lands we seek, and can find, together.
ArticlePassover: The Story Behind the Story
As the most celebrated home ceremony of the Jewish year, Passover is ultimately about living and experiencing a family story.
Second City TorahThe Koren Yom Ha’atzmaut Mahzor: When Your Values Align With Your Prayer Book
I remember the first time I encountered the black cover siddur, prayer book, from Artscroll. I was well acquainted with the brown cover Artscroll prayer book but had not yet seen this edition before. What was different about it? The first thing I noticed was that it was the “Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) Edition”. [Read More...]
Judaism Next: Rabbi Rami's Guide to JudaismTwelve Essential Questions
The Central Conference of American Rabbis Press has recently published a book, Lights in the Forest, asking a host of rabbis to answer twelve “essential questions” regarding Judaism and Jewish life. They didn’t ask me, but that won’t keep me from answering their questions anyway. I am posting this as a summary of sorts of [Read More...]
The Worthington PostNationwide Needs to Apologize
Quick rant, if I may. There was a lot of panning companies who ran ads during the Super Bowl because they were so damn depressing. Apart from educating the public about the damaging decrease in self-esteem most girls suffer at puberty (#runlikeagirl) and portraying an incredibly powerful anti-domestic violence ad, (calling 911 for “ordering pizza”) [Read More...]
Following RuthMaking 2015 Better
I am just two weeks past the official time to make New Year’s Resolutions and already so much has happened. Around the world there are terrorist attacks and genocides. There are hungry people and lost airplanes. There is political unrest and unwarranted injustice. There is trouble everywhere. And here I am wondering how to continue my [Read More...]
ON Scripture - The TorahThe Numbers of Those Who Wandered in the Wilderness (Be-Midbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20)
It is time for Jews to hold fast to our Promised Land, but to admit to the other’s catastrophe. It is time to urge the Palestinians and the Israelis to return to the table to find a way to peace for two peoples, in two states. It is time to bring an end to the wandering in the wilderness.
The Velvet KippahSharing the Wealth on Yom Kippur
At this time of war, tragedy, and global uncertainty, we share our spiritual bucket list with all who will listen.