The patina of bling and marketing which are brought to the enterprise by branding companies and focus groups, will eventually roll off the back of Judaism like so much dust. If we are committed to adding substantively to the building that is Judaism, as judged by future generations—we don’t get there through sparkly things and naming opportunities. We get there by doing what we’ve always done—teaching Torah, davening, keeping Shabbes, creating a more just world.
Cultivating an ability to laugh about our foundational beliefs is an important step towards making the world a better and safer place.
How many times have we been told that the Jacobs of this world must have their rights at the expense of the Esaus? #BlackLivesMatter meets Parshat Toledot.
Can we respect the intelligence of American Jewish kids with more than official talking points? Two innovators talk with Jewschool about doing just that.
Stephanie Friedman relates on the alienation of cities prefigured by Cain and alternative paths to vital cities whose citizens are their brothers' keepers.
The Reconstructionist community has sent the message that I'm accepted and wanted.
Observe Yom Kippur at the Lincoln Memorial with rabbis and Jewish leaders praying for global leadership on climate change.
Led by Tzedek Chicago, over 200 members of Chicago Jewry petition Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to heed the Dyett hunger strikers' demands for only school in Bronzeville, IL.
A poetic reflection on the New Year, God, prayer, and all that.