Thinking Torah

The humility of Joseph

The relationship of Joseph and his brothers continues the deeply painful previous sibling...

11/22/2017 10:56:36 AM

Locality is morality

In order to understand the evil that is racism he wanted to study the greatest evil, the...

10/30/2017 1:40:17 PM

Home is where the seder is

Pesach expresses the essential foundation of Jewishness. As time goes on it becomes ever more...

3/30/2017 2:20:10 PM

Defending God

We Jews, in all our variety, are in the main, hide-bound traditionalists.

11/30/2016 2:47:08 PM

Yom Kippur and the sovereign-self

The sovereign-self makes life’s most basic decisions based on what it is that feels good and...

9/29/2016 2:17:23 PM

From exile to redemption: Where are we headed?

My grandfather did not have a Jewish identity. He was just Jewish. One has a Jewish identity only...

6/24/2016 2:45:38 PM

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Yom Kippur, and a pig on a spit

As we approach Israel Independence Day, this leads to a great lesson. Zionism is a “Jewish...

4/26/2016 2:54:51 PM

Four by four

When a great ritual or a great book have an organizing principal, in this case the number four,...

3/28/2016 1:52:57 PM

David, sweet singer of Israel

I believe that in the merit of my friend’s prayers so much good has come to all of us.

2/29/2016 3:16:13 PM

Unconditional love

Critique of any democratic government is at the heart of democracy. 

2/4/2016 2:27:47 PM

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