Once a rabbi starts to promote specific policies to address societal ills, the message becomes a source of communal division. Two people can share a concern for a problem without agreeing on the solution. Once a rabbi picks a side on solutions, we’re back to divisive partisanship.
Comedy, like any job, can keep you young and vital if you enjoy doing it. Most comics are on a lockdown hiatus. How do we stay sane?
I take comfort in the idea that I spent Rosh Hashanah in a way Justice Ginsburg would have liked. After leading virtual services on Erev Rosh Hashanah, for the rest of the holiday, I watched the virtual services led by Rabbi Naomi Levy of Nashuva and Rabbi Sharon Brous of Ikar, both of whom paid tribute to Justice Ginsburg.
As we honor the extraordinary legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as we recall her trailblazing accomplishments, as we sit shivah for a Jewish and American hero, let us not forget the part of her legacy that speaks directly to our divisive times.
This Rosh Hashanah, consider how you can cultivate the four pillars of heart-centered leadership.
The deep contemplation that Rosh Hashanah demands is enhanced by the Shabbat experience.
Of course, we can never recapture that singular moment of unity from 19 years ago, nor should we need another moment of tragedy to be what brings us together. But because we are so incredibly divided today, perhaps the memory of 9/11 can help us temper our divisions so they don’t turn into irreversible animosity.
Whenever we link anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism, we convey the message that, somehow, anti-Zionism is not bad enough. We figure that adding the inflammatory charge of Jew-hatred is the only way to get the world’s attention.
Our doctors, nurses and pharmacists successfully restructured health care so effectively because we looked first to the needs of patients and colleagues rather than our own.
This time of Elul prompts each of us to reflect on the personal lessons we have learned. But what have we learned collectively?
The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.
One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."
A Google Search for ‘Jewish Baby Strollers’ Yields Anti-Semitic Images. An Extremist Campaign May Be to Blame
The campaign appears to stem from 4chan.
"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.
“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
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