It will not be up to me alone to complete the tasks — but neither am I free to abstain from them.
A rabbi asked to speak at the 2016 Republican convention dropped out after congregants complained. This year, no rabbis are scheduled at the RNC.
Sex is a healthy part of life, but this seems a little too out there. Or am I just a prude?
We often think of hatred as based on religion or nationality. But it is just as damaging when it begins in individual disputes.
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.”