Rabbi Aaron Brusso serves Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco, NY. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet.
By Aaron Brusso
Congressional Endorsements by Israel PACs
The rush to return to our sanctuaries is misplaced
Last week, President Donald Trump called for churches, synagogues and mosques to reopen. In a press conference, the president said, “In America we need more prayer, not less.” As a congregational rabbi, I can affirm that so many in my community are missing the ability to sing together, catch up in our hallways, hug people…
Our Synagogue’s Custodian Is A Member Of Our Family – And ICE Just Deported Him
A week before the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer told him he was going to a detention facility, Armando, our synagogue’s custodian for two decades, had come in to work on President’s Day to be there for my family as we held a small service to celebrate my son’s upcoming bar mitzvah. Afterwards, as we…
To Move Past #MeToo, Society Must Embrace The Power Of Shame
Shame is one of the most human emotions. It’s that feeling of your face getting hot and your heart beating fast when you cross an invisible line of acceptable behavior. Shame is your soul letting you know that you are walking on the sacred ground of someone else’s dignity. Because it’s one of the worst…
A Letter To Couples Of Jewish And Non-Jewish Backgrounds
Dear Couple of Jewish and non-Jewish Backgrounds: It’s possible you decided not to meet with me because I could not be with you under the chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy). I don’t know for sure, but what I do know is that I missed out on hearing your story. Getting to know you and your relationship….
The college is Christian. Its point guard wears a yarmulke.
Conservative synagogue makes history with hiring of Hebrew Israelite clergy
George Santos covered ‘Hallelujah’ — it’s been through worse
News Quiz: Test your knowledge of Ilhan Omar and anti-antisemitism billboards
In Case You Missed It
Oregon university that fired professor who reported antisemitic incidents settles with him for $1M
Was this Ohio magistrate fired for being Jewish? A federal jury said yes.
Soviet Jewry protest leaders in San Francisco secretly recruited help from Jews for Jesus, FBI file says
קאַרטון: שווער צו זײַן אַ ייִדCARTOON: Who said life was a bowl of cherries?
לעסלי טערנערס קאַרטון דערמאָנט אונדז אַז נישט אַלץ אין לעבן איז יושרדיק.