A feeling of "this is not how it was supposed to be" permeates our sukkah this year.Sukkot is supposed to be a time of abundance, but this Sukkot seems to be, instead, a time of grave concern. Like ra...
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It seems to me that the timing of the Israeli High Court decision to recognize Reform and Conservative conversations done in Israel as meeting the requirements[i] of the Law of Return could not have b...
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Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican leader in the House, has named it – what happened in the US Capital one week ago today was an act of betrayal by the President of the Uni...
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In all matters of life and living, we can view what happens to us through one of three lenses: Lens of insight – as life happens, we seek to understand it. Insight is the limited capacity to gain an a...
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The Torah uses a harsh word to describe Jacob's feelings for his first wife, Leah: that she was hated. Alarmed by this language, some commentaries suggest that "hated" does not mean Leah was actually ...
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When George Augustine Washington was elected in 1789 to become the first national leader of the nascent republic of the United States of America, there was major debate as to what he should be called....
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How did we get here? When did people decide that they could no longer bear to disagree agreeably? How is it that parents and children are no longer talking to each other, that husbands and wives are s...
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Frankly, it is a tough call. There seems to be a debate raging throughout the world as to what's next, what direction do we need to pursue, what kinds of leaders do we need most in our world today and...
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When I was young, Noah was a hero. I have wonderful memories of a toy Noah's ark model, with a ramp upon which I could, like Noah, march those animals, two by two, into that ark, and do my part, like ...
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