Category: Torah

Here Comes That Loser Dreamin’ Joe #letsthrowhiminapit

There is a lot with which I do not agree with our current President. We have different approaches to policy and leadership. He has taken many actions, in his personal life and as our President, that I find highly problematic, most recently the move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which turns against ...

Hearing Dinah’s Silence

The news has been a cascade of allegations, resignations and firings. Men, mostly in the media, have been accused of sexual harassment and assault, and have lost their positions: Harvey Weinstein, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose and others. Political figures have also been accused, though their removal is more difficult. ...

Jacob and Laban: How Not to Do Healthcare

This week I wrote the "Torah from T'ruah"--a reflection on the weekly Torah portion for T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. T'ruah is an organization that is doing important social justice work, and I am proud to be counted among their chaverim (partners) Click here to read the post on their website. A few ...