D’var Torah for an Aufruf: a Meditation on Va’etchanan

Our parsha this week is Va’etchanan, a somewhat popular Torah portion, as it is the portion which houses our Shema and V’ahavta prayers. The Shema, as we know, is a call to oneness, a call to love, and it stands as a centerpiece of this parsha. Most of the parsha, however, is a retelling by …

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Why I’m no longer talking about politics on Facebook

I don't need to tell anyone how difficult this last year has been. Whatever side of the political spectrum you're on, you've likely seen firsthand the destructive effects of our state of affairs and the polarizing rhetoric on replay wherever you go. The sheer amount of information vying for our attention, the chorus of personalities …

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8 Brilliant Jewish Organizations Reimagine Jewish Life

Originally published in eJewish Philanthropy, June 20, 2018 Jewish life is evolving. As the world rapidly changes, so do the diverse needs, interests, and values of modern Jews. Consequently, groundbreaking social entrepreneurs have taken on the mantle of widening the tent of Jewish life, offering new and unique approaches to meeting the spiritual and social …

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