The suspension of the Western Wall compromise was just the latest example of Jews loving holy spaces more than they love fellow Jews.
Hillel’s openness to engage with a stranger who showed the slightest interest in Judaism allowed him to teach the Torah to whole new audiences.
Davy took out the amulet she had found on the streets of the Upper East Side years ago. She showed the owner. The owner stopped what he was doing and called in his wife.
We respect and value holy debate, but we fear that many voices are being pushed out of the Orthodox community.
Why should we drink until we can’t tell the difference between good and evil when there is actual evil in the world?
For those first time subscribers to the series, Exodus couldn’t have arrived at a more poignant time with reality TV in full force.
Our 4-year-old is learning that different people celebrate differently and that some Jews celebrate Christmas and some Jews celebrate Shabbat.
“A Jew must have three strengths,” Leyvick wrote, “Strength to die, strength to live and strength to wait.”
“That’s a big f**king yarmulke,” says a voice coming from behind me.
The country feels aflame in the wake of our election; what are we to do with that fire?