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Reclaiming Our Ruler

So many of the words of our high holidays machzor describe our God as melech, king, judging us from on high. For many of us, God as melech can be tough. The qualities we associate with kings – remote, haughty, erratic, judgmental – are not the qualities we want in a rightful...

Yom Kippur, the Jubilee, and Inequality

(The below is a slight adaptation of my sermon for Yom Kippur morning; it argues that concerns of economic and social inequality are perhaps more rooted in Yom Kippur than we typically realize, and as such may be interesting to people looking to think about how social justice appears in the textual...