On a holiday that is the birthday of the universe, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels used his pulpit to degrade and disgrace a former congregant.
In the Jewish pursuit of tikkun olam, we must work to create a more just legal system in America.
If God transmitted the Torah today, how would it be different? And what would that mean to us about God?
Does the fact that we are commanded to fear and love God justify formulaic, almost mechanical prayers?
Are we in search of divine connection? Are we living in fear of an overzealous God? Or are we, perhaps, just members of a very demanding social club?
The current valuation of chai has also resulted in headaches for generations of b’not and b’nai mitzvah.