Ellen Lippmann


Should Rabbis Marry Outside the Faith?

By Dana Evan Kaplan and Ellen Lippmann

Should Rabbis Marry Outside the Faith?
A rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College set off a debate when he questioned the school’s policy on intermarriage. The debate illuminated the Reform movement’s tricky balance.Read More


Echoes of Justice in Corners of American Life

By Ellen Lippmann

Echoes of Justice in Corners of American Life
The shouting for joy over this morning’s Supreme Court decisions had barely subsided when a long ago memory flashed into my mind. Twenty-two years ago, my partner and I were on vacation in Pennsylvania with our daughter. My partner became ill and I took her to a nearby emergency room.Read More


Reform Rabbi Urges Hebrew Union College To Reconsider Decision on Intermarriage

By Ellen Lippmann

Reform Rabbi Urges Hebrew Union College To Reconsider Decision on Intermarriage
In a very personal and open letter, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann urges Hebrew Union College to reconsider its decision to deny entry to students who are romantically involved with non-Jews.Read More


A Wide Tent on Israel, of Respectful Tension

By Ellen Lippmann

A Wide Tent on Israel, of Respectful Tension
It’s important to have a very open tent when it comes to Israel. At one synagogue, the result is often not unity but a generally respectful tension and disagreement.Read More



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