We have asked leading rabbis from all corners of the Jewish world their thoughts on the most pressing issues of today. Here are their thoughts.7
More of us need to recognize that some “necessities” are, well, not.
We spend hours in synagogue asking who by famine? By flood? By fire? But these prayers do not account for systemic injustice.
Sanders’ behavior typifies a secular tone-deafness that has long undermined both the American Jewish and Israeli left.34
Taught to feel Jewish from childhood but not how to express it, I’m caught in an endless loop of self-doubt and search on this day every year.
The Spanish expulsion, Tisha b’Av 1492, ended a golden age in Jewish history. Columbus sailing two days later ushered an even bigger golden age.
The suspension of the Western Wall compromise was just the latest example of Jews loving holy spaces more than they love fellow Jews.
The questions that Rabbi Lau-Lavie and others are elevating to the foreground should be met head on, rather than sidestepped or avoided.
Conservative Judaism preached adherence to Jewish law but looked the other way when members didn’t follow. Intermarriage is exposing the gap.5
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