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 ...

Torah tl;dr: “Vayishlach”

God and Others. 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.

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. ...

Torah tl;dr: “Vayetze”

Transmit the Stories. 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.

Gratitude on This Day

Gratitude For Family For Friends For Community For Food For Labor For Production For Sacrifice For Commitment For Memory For Acknowledgment For Reconciliation For Healing For Stories For Perspective For Understanding For Honesty For Resistance For Vision For Redemption For Change For Justice For Compassion For Peace For All

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 ...

Torah tl;dr: “Toldot”

Dig the well. The latest episode of my podcast is here: 60 SECONDS TO WISDOM. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek.

“Carpooling with Rabbi” is #TrendingJewish

"Carpooling with Rabbi," the webseries I created with my former co-worker and friend Kirsten, was featured on a new podcast called #TrendingJewish, produced by my alma mater, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. It's a great podcast in general, and in our episode, we go behind the scenes about how and why we make our videos! Check ...

Torah tl;dr: “Vayera”

Follow the lead. 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.