Before the pandemic, I was preparing for a solo show, a music festival, political organizing. Now, I’m preparing to begin rabbinical school.
“This is a special sign of solidarity and recognition.”
Organizers advertised the all-male panel with the tagline “It’s like The View, without all the whining.”
“That he shall live by them, and not that he shall die by them” (Yoma 85b). This is the core principle of pikuach nefesh.
“I just need to get eBay gift card today for some women going through cancer at the hospital.”
“It’s not just the rabbi, it’s also our lay leadership — our congregation president has been impersonated.”
“As a faith community, we regularly help out individuals who are in need, and sometimes the calls to do so come from the clergy.”
It is too easy to think about our different religions as opportunities to compete and to dominate, or as kernels of truth that we must defend.
“It is a document that describes in terse, legal language the phenomenal depth of agony.”
“I haven’t tried to involve the synagogue, because if you are asking for permission, you might not get it,” the rabbi said.