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.
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.
Or, why is there a Christian Easter egg in the user interface of this Jew’s Facebook Messenger app this weekend?
The same people who doubt their stories have meaning are often the people whose stories help heal the world.
A presidential address on terrorism would never happen on Christmas Eve. So why did one happen in the middle of the first evening of Chanukah?
The meaning in our holidays, our journeys, and our lives is our own to forge. The point isn’t satisfying someone else’s ideas about who we should be. The point is wholeness, understanding, and love.