In a society where one’s value or influence is often determined by the amount of money one gives, voices get lost.
“A woman is acquired [in marriage] in three ways…by money, by document, or by intercourse.” This is how the first mishnah in the tractate Kiddushin begins.
Seven weeks after the fall holidays have ended this week’s Torah reading, Vayishlach, offers us a path back into the work of teshuva.
“How do we measure effectiveness in interfaith work? How do we track progress? What outcomes are we after, and how do we know we are reaching them?”
How do we spiritually prepare for the High Holidays during the busiest time of the year?
In Genesis we read that God places Adam in the garden “to serve it and to guard it.” Why was this humanity’s original purpose in the Garden of Eden and what can we learn from this as we approach the Jewish High Holy Days?
Shabbat is not only the way we as Jews sustain ourselves, it is how anyone dissatisfied with the world as it is visions and creates the world as they imagine it should be. In the fallout from the tragic Sikh Temple shooting
Though it seems as if God should be a part of our relationships, how we act in the world, and, hopefully, how we worship, for many of us the realization dawns on us that we have no idea what God is.
To me, true faith is to allow oneself to be constantly changed by dancing with the Divine.
Conversion is an important act, both for the convert and for the Jewish people. Engaging with the historical understanding, processes, and rituals of conversion raises many questions about what it means to be a Jew.