Writing from the EdgeThe Topsy-Turvy World of the Israel Gaza Conflict: First Thoughts on the U.N.'s Report
Last summer’s ‘conflict’ was not a showdown between great armies facing each other on the battlefield as military equals. The battle between Israel and Gaza is the ultimate in asymmetric (topsy-turvy) warfare.
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.
The Politics of HopeThe Politics of Hope: One Jew's Journey from Philadelphia to Palestine, and Back
As a young boy growing up in the U.S., I treasured the miracle of the new State of Israel. It represented the end of our history of insecurity and suffering; my religious faith was completely bound up with this new political reality. Was not God surely at work here, fulfilling the promises made so long ago?
The Politics of HopeThe Politics of Hope: One Jew’s Journey from Philadelphia, to Palestine, and Back
When I was a boy in the 1950s attending Hebrew school in Philadelphia, once a year we received cardboard folders equipped with slots for dimes. The folders were distributed by... [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]
Writing from the EdgeI’m New Here! Rescuing the Hebrew Covenant One Blog Post at a Time
Like the title of my blog says, I’m writing from the edge. But which edge? And who says the Hebrew Covenant needs rescuing anyway? Well my Jewish edginess comes from a number of... [Read More]
Tattooed RabbiPeople, Process, Product: Spiritual Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Marcus Lemonis #TheProfit
Image courtesy of Wikimedia What I like the most about Lemonis is that his business savvy has little to do with making money, but more about understanding the interaction... [Read More]