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.
If Halloween makes you fear for your Judaism, your problem isn’t Halloween.
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.
Irreverence has its place–even on the holidays. Here’s a roundup of my Passover lessons since the beginning of my Jewish journey.
Why don’t Reform Jews observe Yom Kippur from a Reform Jewish perspective? And why we should.
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.
Jewishly unaffiliated, tomorrow we’ll greet the new year at Disneyland. May you enter 5775 from your own happiest place on earth as well.
Jewish journeys are not always comfortable. They’re not meant to be. But you can’t reach the promised land unless you pick one. Especially at Passover.
This year, Jews across America enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime mashup of ‘Thanksgivukkah.’ Here’s why I wasn’t one of them.
What is the appropriate way to conceive of midnight for Reform Jewish religious purposes? Halachic? Secular? Or a little bit of both?