Instilling shame around mental illness is antithetical to Jewish values and is extremely dangerous for those suffering — including us rabbis.
There are 30 verses in the Bible that remind us about the religious imperative toward protecting the stranger and the helpless.
Congress and our elected officials stand much to gain from the wisdom, methodology, and civility of the ancient rabbis of the Talmud.
With each blast the often painful truth is uncovered and we’re forced to take a true accounting of our actions.
We can make Judaism more inviting and accessible without altering the seriousness and rigorousness of the conversion process.
In Jewish tradition, a question is more valuable than an answer, teaching us to value exploration and not discovery.
For some, referring to Trump’s behavior as “sinful” or “evil” may seem like an overstatement, but by failing to clearly identify it as such, one grossly devalues and ignores Judaism’s ethical system.