The first presidential debate was the loudest and most raucous “absolutely nothing” in American political history.
If our synagogue communities are going to survive, we have no choice but to step up in a big way.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is bracing for a stormy four years.
Nikki Haley called on the administration to declassify a report detailing the current number of Palestinian refugees who are receiving aid from the UNRWA.
A professor at a university in Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after the student newspaper unearthed a series of his anti-Semitic tweets.
A previously unpublished regulatory clause, outlining relaxed requirements for young adult legal permanent residents applying to become Israeli citizens, has become public by order of the Jerusalem District Court.
The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced on November 24 that it is renaming the nationally renowned nursing school to the Selma Jelinek School...
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