Rabbi Amy Eilberg is Coordinator of Jewish Community Engagement at Faith in Action Bay Area. Eilberg is also a member of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.
By Amy Eilberg
Separating Children From Their Families Flies In The Face Of Biblical Values
Think of a young child whom you love. Remember a time when your beloved child was tired, hungry or uncomfortable. What did she do? Naturally, she fussed, cried and reached for her parents for comfort. Now picture another parent’s beloved child, exhausted and terrified after a perilous journey, forcibly separated from their parent. The child…
What if Noah had been an exemplary spiritual leader and not just, as the Torah tells us, a righteous person by the standards of his own generation? Picture Noah as a true prophet of his time, a man who knows that God is about to destroy the world. Such a person would have done far…
An Ordination First, and What Followed
Twenty-five years ago, when I received my rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, I was well aware of the historic nature of the occasion. On May 14, 1985, I became the first woman ordained in the Conservative movement, but I also knew that the path leading to this milestone was paved by many people….
In Jonah Hill’s offensive new movie, a Black-Jewish love story comes with a side of conspiracy theories
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