Writing from the EdgeThe 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 JudaismIdentity 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 HopeThe 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.
ArticlePope 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.
Writing from the EdgeThe Ten Commandments Revisited (in response to current Jewish and Palestinian requirements)
I’ve noticed, that in Britain at least, those Jews most willing to raise a critical voice on Israel are secular in outlook and find their home on the political left on most... [Read More]
Following RuthHow Long Does Conversion to Judaism Take?
Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RoyLindmanDavidsStarAriAshkenaziSynagogue.jpg One question I get asked frequently is, “How long does it take to convert to... [Read More]
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