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Judaism Next: Rabbi Rami's Guide to Judaism

Twelve 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 Post

The Favor

I’ll keep this short. My son had rehearsal at 6. My friend is going to meet me to hang out, but she can’t get here until 7:30 or so. Anywho, she asked me to pick something up for her from  a store in Hampden, a block or so from the restaurant. The store closes at [Read More...]

Following Ruth

Being a bit more like Thumper…

A week or so ago my Rabbi sent a newsletter about “being like Thumper”. You know, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” I’ve been thinking a bit about it lately, especially in light of my [forever ongoing] legal drama. I’ve been thinking about the posts I’ve written. I’ve been honest, [Read More...]

ON Scripture - The Torah

The 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 Kippah

Sharing 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.

Second City Torah

One Lesson From The Voyeur Rabbi Scandal: Women Must Be Part of Every Board Room

It has now been more than a week since the revelations occurred in the media of the alleged voyeuristic spying committed by one of the most influential and powerful Modern Orthodox rabbis in America, Rabbi Barry Freundel. If it was not horrible enough that women, most of them in the process of converting to Judaism, [Read More...]

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield: What's Wrong with the Texas Ten Commandments Resolution

Sacred Bodies of Water

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