Does punctuation really make a difference? Rabbi and Kirsten discuss the secret meaning of ellipses…and how the exclamation point is the new period.
Be Righteous Now. New episode is up. 60 seconds to wisdom. Short teachings on the weekly Torah portion. Suitable for all who seek. Read the full portion here.
My posting is a bit later than usual this week because of the holiday. Yes, that holiday. After all these years, I think I am still figuring out what it means to be a Jew on Christmas. Growing up where I did in New York, with a large Jewish population, it seemed that Christmas celebrators … More Joseph and the Jewish Christmas
Last Sunday I headed down to LA to take part in a spiritual retreat, a wonderfully intense week full of song and silence, meditation and prayer, movement and stillness. It was an experience on which I am still reflecting. But before the retreat began, there was a moment of despair when I realized that I … More The 12th Man and the 10th Man
While much of the post-Oscars buzz is about host Seth MacFarlane and charges of racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism in his shtick—about what is subverting stereotypes and what is upholding them—there was another moment during the awards show that also got me thinking. When Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for his monumental portrayal of Abraham … More Lincoln, Spielberg, Kushner and Strouse