Learning About Judaism From Non-Jews
My husband tells the story about how, some years ago, immediately following the...
The Ancient Jewish Debate About the Nature of Jewishness
Jewish identity is confusing. Are we a religion, nationality, race, ethnicity...
Righting an Injustice
I love when things happen that mimic something in the Bible. It makes the story...
The Essential Call is to Look Forward, Not Back
In a previous blog presentation of mine, Torah Advice on Responding to...
The First and Only Hasidic Female Rabbi
Imagine a woman standing in front of a congregation, tefillin and tallit adorn,...
The Values of “Pleasantness” and “Peacefulness”
Derachecha Darchei Noam On days when the Torah is publicly read, i.e., Shabbat...
What Does Star Wars Have to Do with Finishing a Book of the Torah?
In the seven Star Wars movies the saying, “May the Force be with...
I Don't Understand A Thing!
No thinking person would give a million dollars to a 10 year-old. A child that...
Spot the Difference
During the three weeks, between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av we give...
A New Argument Against Political Holocaust Analogies
Mary and Sarah are good friends. As high school juniors, they are finally...