Everyplace

Posted this on Facebook the morning after our President spoke his latest racist remarks: Everyplace is a place where people live, dream, hope, struggle, survive. Everyplace is a place where children are born and nurtured, elders are honored and accompanied, the stricken are comforted, the happy are celebrated. Everyplace is a place of joy and ...

In Support of the Washington Voting Rights Act

A new legislative session, and a new opportunity to give testimony. This week I represented the Jewish Federation and the Faith Action Network in support of the Washington Voting Rights Act at a committee hearing. Text is below, click here for video link. Chair and members of the committee, my name is Rabbi Seth Goldstein ...

Torah tl;dr: “Shemot”

Do not not know. Listen to the latest episode of my podcast here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek.

Torah tl;dr: “Vayechi”

Smile more. Listen to the newest episode of my podcast here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek.

Good Translations. Or, Another Reason Not to Fast on the 10th of Tevet

Thursday was a minor fast day on the Jewish calendar: the 10th of Tevet. Minor in this case means that it is a sunrise to sunset fast, as opposed to the major fast of Yom Kippur, which is a full 25-hour fast. The themes, though, are not minor: it is a fast day because it ...

Torah tl;dr: “Vayigash”

Don't live in the past. Listen to the latest episode of my podcast here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek.

Torah tl;dr: “Mikketz”

Make a plan and self-advocate You can listen to the latest episode of my podcast here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek.

Time to Make Your Hanukkah Resolutions

This post originally appeared as part of the Rabbis Without Borders blog on My Jewish Learning. You can read the original post here. This week we welcome in the celebration of Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights. Marking an ancient military victory of the Jewish population over the ruling Greeks, Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting ...

Torah tl;dr: “Vayeshev”

Listen for the Message. The newest episode of my podcast is here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly portion. Suitable for all who seek.