Shani Rosenbaum, moderator of the Global Torah Podcast, argues that difficult religious texts are better than ones we agree with. Here's why.
Global Torah podcast features insights from both scholars of Jewish tradition and practitioners of international development, launched by partners OLAM and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies.
Mugged at gunpoint, Eli Ungar-Sargon reflects afterwards on race, God, safety and prayer.
The Torah's picture of one afflicted with leprosy is one of isolation. For me, my four month battle with bed bugs was possibly the loneliest experience of my life. Everything from the self-conflicting instructions on how to prep my apartment to the tortuous fights with my landlords; From the exterminator who refused to tell me what chemicals they were using in my apartment (that didn't work anyway) to the fear that I would be one of those who would still be dealing with the creatures two years later... I was terrified that each treatment in my apartment...would kill me and I was scared to leave my apartment for fear of spreading my infestation elsewhere (which actually rarely happens). And the worst part was, like many others I was ashamed to talk publicly about my situation even though IT WASN'T MY FAULT!
Add social justice to your Passover seder with these 57 haggadah supplements: racial justice, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, labor, immigration, and more.
In our day, we consume a voracious amount, without much thought to how each act of consumption could reveal our relationship to both the physical and the numinous worlds. Does this make us like Nadab and Abihu, offering an unscripted pan of incense in either our ignorance or our arrogance, ignoring the order of things as well as the necessary physicality of the gift that would connect us to the One beyond, thinking that an odor alone will do?
One of the most disturbing aspects of our criminal justice system is that so much of it is hidden from people not directly affected.
In an unprecedented move today, the Reform Movement warned it would engage Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric at AIPAC's 2016 policy conference.
I would defend Cameron-Bure’s right to not talk about Allah on TV had she converted to Islam, so why am I so queasy with her refusing to say “OMG”?