When the first Passover seder took place Israelites were instructed to close themselves into their houses and protect themselves with a ritual of dabbing the blood of the Paschal lamb on their door. They stood at high alert, staff in…
Laynie Soloman is a faculty member and Director of National Learning at SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. Chanukah is filled with miracles—long-lasting surprise pockets of oil, an unexpected military victory, the legacy of zealous resistance in the face of hegemonic…
What does Parshat Toldot have to do with Toilets?
Rabbi Alana Alpert delivered this Yom Kippur dvar torah on her recent experiences in East Jerusalem with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence.
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.
Stephanie Friedman relates on the alienation of cities prefigured by Cain and alternative paths to vital cities whose citizens are their brothers' keepers.
American Jews are too comfortable on this Tisha B'Av, Rebecca Grabiner writes. A quick remedy: visit the Palestinian territories.