Sometimes when you’re ‘Jewish and’ you just have to lead with the ‘and.’ I’m a Hispanic Jew who’s taking off his kippah.
I will never understand why Reform synagogues can become so aggressively ambivalent about leading their congregations into Shabbat.
A mensch simply being themselves is perhaps the greatest Jewish lesson of all.
A new roundup of my Passover lessons since the beginning of my Jewish journey, from marching myself like a fool straight into Egypt–to finding the courage to finally leave it behind.
Recently, I was asked how my Jew-by-choice life was going now seven years since I converted. That’s a great question. Here’s my answer.
How do you apologize to an entire synagogue? With love. On Emanuel Congregation and the teshuvah I’ve owed for a long, long time.
If Halloween makes you fear for your Judaism, your problem isn’t Halloween.
I love being stalked by strangers eager to say hi to me in a foreign language because of my religion. Said no one, anywhere, ever.
On Yom Kippur 2012, Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Z”l, suggested it was time for Jews to walk away from the Day of Atonement. Five years later, I agree with him.
I’ve never questioned my conversion to Judaism over the past year. But I have enjoyed being far less militant about my Judaism than during the first six years of my membership in the Tribe.