Two strand weave through Jewish traditions about holiness. In one strand, holiness is primarily about space: the Mishkan, the Temple, and the synagog
This is Shabbat Zachor, the "Shabbat of Memory," on which we remember Amalek, the ancestor of the wicked Haman, villain of the Purim story - which we wi
What if the opposite happened, not just in the Purim story, but also in our lives? What if the state of the world brought us
On Wednesday night we will enter the month of Adar, the month of the holiday of Purim. On Purim we will read the crazy, upside-down story of Queen Esther, whe
On Monday we will celebrate Dr.
In this week's Torah reading, when Abraham despairs, God directs him to look to two places to find comfort: to the dust of the earth and t
The horrible gun violence
The words "truth" and "true" pervade Jewish prayer, and we even explicitly identify God with truth at the end of the Sh'ma.
When the Holy Blessed One created the first human beings, God took them and showed them all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said to them, "See
This Tuesday night, we will begin the festival of Sh