September 18, 2018

Alicia Jo Rabins

We often have tunnel vision when we’re in a difficult place. “I just need to get through this,” we say. And it’s true —
Out in the world, we humans build palatial, splendid places of worship. Notre Dame, the Dome of the Rock, the Abuhav Synagogue in Tzfat;
How do I love Vashti? Let me count the ways. In case you aren’t familiar with this woman of the Bible, Vashti makes only a brief...
The wild fluctuations in the stock market last week, and Americans’ fear response, has me thinking about our spiritual relationship...
In American pop culture, the words “bar mitzvah” don’t exactly prompt religious awe. Instead, a cocktail of humor, pathos, anxiety and...