Why the title ‘Rabba’ matters.
Ours is an era when the unthinkable has become thinkable again.
“The interesting thing about Jewish ritual objects is how they reflect the time and place where they are made.”
In the Shavuot story, Ruth is the heroine — but we often overlook the exceptional inclusiveness of her community.
And is there such a thing as a ‘holy sin’?
“We must choose to live,” said the mohel.
The Four Questions were not always said as we say them today.
It’s a family dinner, but with pedagogy built in.
A young man answered my call for cleaning help; he biked fifty miles because he couldn’t afford the bus ride.
Haman was the first to cry “dual loyalty” against the Jews.
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