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”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...

Rabbis in Interfaith Relationships: A Personal Response

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

I am informally connected to a growing network of clergy partnered with people from other (or no) religions. These brave souls prove every day that you can be a passionate leader in your own religion, and love someone from another religion.

Why Did I Become A Rabbi?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

American Jews have the highest proportion of college-educated adults in America. The assumption of many parents is that their child will enter the legal, financial or medical profession. Entering the clergy deviates from this pattern. A rabbi is simply not a popular job for American Jewish boy.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me I Talked Too Much: Missteps On The Path of Spiritual Growth

Aryeh Ben David | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Aryeh Ben David

I am a teacher. I fancy calling myself an educator. But in all of my teacher and rabbinical training, no one ever told me that the real education begins when I shut up.

Invoking God's Great Name

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

We praise you, God, for providing a world in which the only true hierarchy begins with you and immediately ends, equally, with each one of us. In here, out there, everywhere.

Finding Language To Describe God

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The lack of words for the Sacred is like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of my religious practices: I cannot both fully experience the Sacred and fully describe that experience at the same time.

Motherhood And The Rabbinate: A Male Rabbi Responds

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The experience of coupling motherhood with a career is something women fought for in the last century. And Judaism is the better for it.