I’ve attended many seders in the U.S. and several other countries during my 60 years. Some have been memorable, and others have been, well, slightly less memorable, fusing into an abstract painting in my mind.
On the same day the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, more than 60 Palestinians lost their lives at the Gaza border. How can we bring balance to these disparate events?
Earlier this Spring, the New Hampshire state legislature voted to abolish the death penalty, which would make NH the 20th state to put an end to capital punishment.
I'm excited to build on the connections I made with other CSA members and share what I've learned with other WRJ members and members of my own congregation.
In the process of becoming b’nai mitzvah, adult students grapple, struggle, and wrestle, and in the end, always bring Torah to life and life to Torah.
We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many.
Signs of hope for peace, for coexistence, are abundant in this city. What do we say to God in these moments of anguish?
My take away from the royal wedding: Despite the differences religions sometimes emphasize, a better future lies among the values, hopes, and aspirations we humans share.