All Articles By

Towards an Ethic of Trust

Read full article  | 0 Comments

balak-donkey

Parshat Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9
July 2, 2015

Then the Eternal opened the donkey’s mouth, and said to Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?” Balaam said to the donkey, “You have made a mockery of me! If I had a sword with me, I’d kill you.” The donkey said to Balaam, “Look, I am […]

Read More

Where Hope Takes Root

Read full article  | 0 Comments

43716-bigthumbnail

Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 / Isaiah 54:11-55:5
August 22, 2014

“Unhappy. Storm-crossed. Uncomforted.” Are you talking to me? Perhaps the prophet Isaiah was speaking to all of us, foreshadowing the awful summer of 2014: Michael Brown gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri… ISIS and the butchering of the Yazidis… Ebola in West Africa… Syria—120,000 innocent civilians dead… Parents and children languishing in the blazing summer heat […]

Read More

Empathy Activism

Read full article  | 0 Comments

superman-sam

Metzora, Leviticus 14:1-15:33
April 2, 2014

On March 31, 2014, along with dozens of my colleagues, I shaved my head. Bald. Not just short. Bald. To paraphrase the babies from “Free to Be You and Me,” “Bald as a ping-pong ball.” Why? The simple answer is that we joined “36 Rabbis Shave for Brave” to raise money for children’s cancer research […]

Read More