In the cycle of Torah reading, we find ourselves in the book of Genesis — basically our people’s shared record of disagreements at family gatherings.
Without free will, human goodness is worth little.
The opening Torah portion of the cycle is about drawing us into the process of the world as created by God.
Moses instructed us to “circumcise our hearts” and find compassion for those outside our inner circle.
In the biblical recounting, Potiphar’s wife was the evil seductress of the innocent Joseph. But is the story really that simple?
As racism and nativism are on the rise, a re-reading of the binding of Isaac might prove all too relevant.
Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the Jewish community, too. It’s time to take the Abrahamic approach.
We remember best what we sing, which is why it is easier to recall song lyrics than to recite a poem from memory.
Did Mordecai “nurse” Esther? Did Isaiah prophesize that the future kings of Israel would be “nursing” kings?
Trump is something altogether new, a challenge not just to politics as usual, but to friendships, relationships, community.