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What's in a Name?: Hebrew and Arabic Names, Naming, & North American Culture

Can We Talk | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Can We Talk

Both of you grew up primarily in North America with Jewish and Muslim first names. In what ways were your names sources of pride or discomfort? As par...

Head Covering and Hair Covering

Can We Talk | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
Can We Talk

What are the various reasons for headcovering in your tradition, for women and for men? How are they understood and experienced as meaningful, and how...

On the Impact of What We Say, and How We See (Parashat Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9)

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

By Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire It was only a few months ago that we saw graphic and horrific images of refugee children dying on European beaches, while D...

When Mourning Is Not Yet Done (Parshat Hukkat, Numbers 19:1-22:1)

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

Shabbat can function as a break from the unbearably real. We spend our week not only consumed by our personal struggles, large and small, but also tun...

”The Girl Who Said No”

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

I run from confrontation. The very thought of disagreeing with someone makes me breathless. Yet, as a rabbi, I have to accept that people will not a...

The Unattainable Destination Shapes Our Journey

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

By Rabbi Becky Silverstein I once owned a refrigerator magnet that read, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey to get there....

Can We Talk? Identity, Millennials, and Gen X

Can We Talk | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
Can We Talk

This month's "Can We Talk?" features an exchange between Rabbi Joshua Stanton and Eboo Patel responding to the following questions: What makes a pers...

All Who "Wander" Are Not Lost

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

Like many of us, I found out about the Orlando massacre on Shavuot. It was a terrifying and terrible moment. Once again, our nation was plunged into m...

How Far We Haven’t Come (Parshat Naso, B’midbar 4:21-7:89)

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

There should be a name for the particular sense of pride, the utter self-righteousness, that arises when we modern readers encounter the deeply proble...

Can We Talk: Women and Leadership

Can We Talk | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Can We Talk

This month's "Can We Talk?" features an exchange between Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld and Celene Ibrahim, M. Div., responding to the following question...

300+ Rabbis Sign Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

More than 300 rabbis have signed a Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, calling for vigorous action to prevent worsening climate disruption, to seek eco-social justice, and to shape a world of shared sustainable abundance.

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

Experimenting Toward Sabbatical/Shmitah in America

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Can we turn our eco-wisdom Away from climate doom, Into a joyful future? Often the climate crisis is described only as approaching doom. As the offic...

Future Religious and Ethical Leaders Ask The Hard Questions -- Together

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

The singular consensus among these religiously varied emerging leaders? This dialogue matters.