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On the Passing of a Jewish Mother

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

On the plane from TLV to LAX, 05/23/2017 My mother has passed on. And her words—I can’t recall her words. It’s true. Don’t ask a son for a biography of his mother. He never really left her womb.Don’t ask a son for a biography of his mother. He never really left her womb. How much can you see from inside a womb? And in the sense that he did leave her womb, he never escaped her embrace. He may have spent his entire life wriggling his way out of that embrace—but then he was preoccupied with the embrace, with his attempt to escape, with declaring his own identity. His mother, her life—what does he know? Her words—what can he recall? A mother teaches a child his first words. In those years that molded my character until I left home, there was no voice that rang, sang, whispered, flowed and entered my ears as much as her voice. Words that penetrated my heart, the things I most value in life—they rest there to th

Is Social Activism Destroying American Judaism? - Tikkun Olam, For Real

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

What’s needed is an ideology that explains why raising a Jewish family is just as crucial to tikkun olam as your contribution to society at large.

Korach and Anarchy - Dancing with the Ultimate Authority

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Korach is a figure I can highly identify with. From primary grades on, I never got along too well with authority.

What Is Tikun Olam? - What does Tikun Olam mean, who came up with it, and how do I do it?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Tikun Olam: In Jewish teachings, any activity that improves the world, bringing it closer to the harmonious state for which it was created.

I Jew, You Jew, I Tefillin, You Tefillin - How the Tefillin Campaign Radically Changed the Way We Think About Being Jewish.

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Because if any Joe right off the street (and right there on the street) can be asked to wrap those leather boxes on his arm and head—whether he professes to believe in G‑d or is an avowed atheist, whether he stands for Israel or for BDS, whether he believes the narrative of the Jewish people or denies it or never even heard of it— just because he has a Jewish mother, then Judaism can’t be an ism, can’t be an ideology, can’t be a religion and certainly can’t be defined by membership dues.

Meditation on an Embrace - Marriage at Mount Sinai

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

If God embraces us with mitzvahs, how does He kiss?

Why a Jew Must Be On Fire - Lag BaOmer, Bonfires, & the Secrets of the Kabbalah

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Not from the hands, not from the head, not from the heart, but from the spark within is a Jew ignited.

If the Haggadah Is Right, We’ve Got Education All Wrong - Crucial lessons to take from the Haggadah for the whole year

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EST

From a child's answers, you might know something about what the child knows. From a child's question, you know who the child is.

Why Celebrate Passover? - Why go to a Seder?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EST

Maybe identity is not such a bad idea after all.

The Deep Pleasure Meditation

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EST

Pleasure, you would think, should be a very simple thing. It is, but only if you stop to think.