More than 20 years ago, I wrote my doctoral dissertation on Jewish responses to Darwinism.
The holiday of Shemini Atzeres suffers from an identity crisis.
Once a little boy had a part in the school play. He was scripted to come out to center stage and say, “It is I: Be not afraid!”
Reb Mendel Futerfas was a famous Chasidic personality who put his life on the line to teach Judaism
In both this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim, and the High Holidays, we stand before God.
In a weak voice that touched my soul, the weeping woman asked: “Why am I being punished, rabbi? I have been a good person. Why am I cursed? What did I do?”
When I was a child, tzitzit (long fringes that are attached to the four corners of an undergarment) were explained to me as a ritual object that only Orthodox men wear daily.
This week’s Torah portion, Shoftim (judges), offers an introduction to Jewish jurisprudence and offers important lessons about how a just society functions.
I spent the past several weeks teaching young adults at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and was reminded again: Jewish camp is one of Jewish America’s greatest inventions
We wake up each morning thanking God for putting the breath of life into us.