Brent Chaim Spodek


Who Benefits From Service Trips?

By Brent Chaim Spodek

Who Benefits From Service Trips?
Every year, thousands of American Jews go to ‘do service’ in the name of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. But who, exactly, is served by these efforts.Read More


Conversion Lessons in Agriculture and Compassion

By Brent Chaim Spodek

The Jewish community has been welcoming and celebrating converts to Judaism since at least the time of Ruth, the paradigmatic convert whose story is celebrated on Shavuot. However, in recent years, controversies over conversion have taken on greater urgency, in large part because they are proxy fights for the definition of Judaism.Read More



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