Gerald L. Zelizer


Let's Celebrate the Convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah

By Gerald L. Zelizer

Let's Celebrate the Convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
The incredibly rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah is quite a teachable moment, writes Gerald Zelizer. The two holidays have more in common than you’d think.Read More


When Judaism Is All About You

By Gerald L. Zelizer

When Judaism Is All About You
We used to ask: ‘How do we serve God?’ Now, we ask what religion can do for us. Getting the mix just right is crucial, especially as the High Holidays approach.Read More


Albom Makes Rabbis Look Good, Again

By Gerald L. Zelizer

There was a time when our parents and grandparents regarded the rabbi as wise and his role as indispensable. Unfortunately, much popular culture has downgraded that image. Recent depictions of rabbis peg them as religious bureaucrats or buffoons — demoralized and eventually done in by synagogue politics.Read More



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