Misdiagnosing Jewish Loyalty
In literature and social media, people have written about Jews to draw boundaries between "in" and "out."
November 17, 2022
Centering Lay Leaders in Faith Communities
Rather than wringing our hands about the lack of moral superheroes within the clergy, American rabbis should embrace the shift towards lay leaders.
June 1, 2022
The Birth of “Pharmaco-Hasidism”
Young Jews are eager to employ hallucinogenics in their practice: they may be connecting to a tradition they think they've left behind.
March 3, 2022
Now Let Us Sing! Juneteenth 2021
The deep roots connecting Jewish and Black prophetic witness
June 17, 2021
All Israel is Bound Together
Conversion and accessibility in the digital age
February 18, 2021
Stories Make Us Human
A Rabbi's reflections on Passover 2020
April 23, 2020
Jews and Judaism, Religion and Identity
Placing President Trump's executive order to combat anti-Semitism in the long history of debates about Jewish identity
December 19, 2019
Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose
What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech
December 16, 2019
The Cartoon and the Rabbi
Last Thursday, the international print edition of The New York Times published a cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog, with a human head and an unusually large nose, being walked by—or, perhaps, walking—President Donal...
May 2, 2019
When the Good is No Longer Good Enough
One of the worst-kept secrets in the Jewish philanthropic community burst into the open on the front page of The New York Times last month. Several Jewish women professionals went on the record to recount having been the recipients of sexually sugges...