The High Holidays Are about Joy


When The Holidays Are Hard

Why are the holidays hard? It’s Elul. Everyone around you is talking about their Rosh Hashanah plans, maybe going home to family, maybe gathering with friends. Perhaps you are someone for whom the holidays carry a lot of heaviness—and not because of their themes or liturgy but because you aren’t having the traditional family experience. You may wonder if there’s even a place...[ read more ]

And to The Students of Their Students

For years, people would ask me if I wanted to be a professor. Perhaps that question stems from a deep knowing that folks in my circles have about me: that I love teaching Torah, that nothing makes me feel more alive and aligned than when I am teaching those who seek to drink from the Torah’s well of wisdom. I...[ read more ]

The Seder: Preparation or Remembrance

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The Torah of Human Dignity: Exploring What it Means to be Created in the Image of the Divine


Acts of Ahavat Chinam—Baseless Love

Today is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, the head of the new month of Tammuz. As Tammuz enters, many in the Jewish community begin turning our hearts and souls to the Three Weeks—ben HaMetzarim—the time of profound national mourning for the Jewish people, culminating on the 9th of Av with a full day of mourning over the destruction of the Temples in...[ read more ]

Receiving Torah on Shavuot—What and How

Introduction: Shavuot is the second of the three major pilgrimage festivals. Originally a harvest festival, it was the time when our ancestors would aliyah l’regel—literally “go up on foot”—to make an offering of their first fruits in the Temple in Jerusalem. After the Temple’s destruction, when bringing first fruits was no longer possible, rabbinic Judaism was compelled to transform Shavuot...[ read more ]

Religion & Disability with Amy Kenny, Mona Minkara, and Rabbi Lauren Tuchman

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Your Digital Front Door: Why Web Site Accessibility Is The Key To Unlocking Your Community For All




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