Weekly Torah portion
Let me not mince words: He’s a narcissistic, unstable tyrant who hates migrant workers and has instituted oppressive policies
It is no small comfort to me that in the ensuing verses we meet Shifra and Puah, the Hebrew midwives who defy Pharaoh's edict
The lack of access to the words of the religions masters and founders enabled religious leaders to distort the teachings of these towering figures to reflect their own ideologies.
More than a decade ago a congregant told me that one of her young daughters was playing the game "shul" (synagogue) with
I had the privilege of sharing this blessing with my daughter and son-in-law, as part of their wedding ceremony, which of course was a great honor for me. And, when our children were growing up, my wife and I blessed them with this blessing around the Friday night Shabbat table as I know that many contemporary Jews with their children every Friday night.
A Facebook post from my friend and colleague Rabbi Sharon Brous on Wednesday read: "I'm under lockdown @UCLA. Apparently
A Jewish slave goes free after 6 years, unless he unwisely chooses to stay. If he does, his master bores a hole in his ear. Why, and what lesson can we learn?
The images this week of an openly emotional President Obama as he announced the executive actions on gun control were very moving. Whatever your political affiliation, I think many of us can agree that when leaders show uncensored emotion about an issue it is a moment that represents a kind of redemption.
This Friday, Jews read the the beginning of the story of Exodus, which includes Moses's first encounter with God, through a burning bush. When Moses moves toward the strange burning, God calls out to him. "Moses, Moses!"
Tune in for an explanation of the gift that Jacob sent to the ruler of Egypt -- his son, Joseph.