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 JudaismBelonging – On What Terms?
From time to time, I read Jewish online magazines. There are several good one’s out there – Forward.com, Tablet Magazine, Moment, and Mosaic – to mention just a few. I wish these magazines would talk more about theology, but alas. A few days ago, I went to Mosaic online magazine and an article about Jews [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 EdgeTwo years on, Scotland’s Jews concerned over Gaza – but for all the wrong reasons
When it comes to antisemitism and the impact of Israel-Palestine on our daily lives, the Jewish community in the UK asks the wrong questions, counts the wrong data and debates... [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]
The Politics of HopeNo Blue Sky Between Republicans and Democrats on Israel
As we prepare watch the Democrats roll out their plan for America this week, it’s instructive to consider how the issue of Israel and the Palestinians plays out on the domestic... [Read More]
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