We are halfway through the year of shmitta, when debts are to be forgiven. Ari Hart says that edict applies doubly to predatory loans to the poor.
Rather than discard prayers that jibe with modern sensibilities about gender roles, let’s use them to open our own eyes and fix systems that keep women in second-class roles in society.
A rabbi went to New York’s Rikers Island jail to help Jewish inmates celebrate the High Holy Days. He learned lessons about repentence that everyone should heed.