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Rabbi Josh Feigelson
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Rabbi Josh Feigelson, PhD is Director of Ask Big Questions, an initiative of Hillel International and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. Ask Big Questions helps people of all backgrounds understand themselves and other by fostering conversations that create community and let us see beyond our differences.

Entries by Rabbi Josh Feigelson

Renewing Our Citizenship: Questions, Stories, and the Passover Seder

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Here's an aphorism you're likely to hear this time of year: 'The Passover seder is the longest-running symposium on the meaning of freedom in the history of the world.' That's true, but it's insufficient. Because the seder isn't just an intellectual exercise, though many of us delight in the life...

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Three Questions to Ask During a War (and During Peacetime, Too)

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 1:16 PM


The Overwhelming Sea of Information
Maybe you've experienced this, too: In the last few weeks, with teens abducted and murdered, a retaliation murder, rockets flying, bombs dropping, and a ground war raging in Israel and Gaza, I have felt awash in information....

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The Big Questions of Elul

(4) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 9:13 AM

This post is adapted from a talk I recently gave at Congregation Kol Sasson in Skokie, Ill.

I. Stumbling On Big Questions

In 2005, four weeks after I received rabbinic ordination, two weeks after our second son was born, my wife Natalie and I moved to Evanston. As the new...

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What Have You Learned So Far?

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 9:27 AM

In the middle of a bedtime meltdown a few months ago, my six-year old was crying on his bed. "I'm so upset," he sniffed. "I want to go back to school! I want to go back to school!"

Thinking that maybe he had forgotten something there, I gently asked,...

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The Passover Seder: A Night of Questions, but What Kind of Questions?

(8) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 11:13 AM

I am a rabbi. When I tell people that I lead a program called Ask Big Questions, many of them respond something like this: "Oh, that makes so much sense. Judaism is all about asking questions!" Jews are a people who love questions, who are characterized by questions,...

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What Do You Conform To?

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Conforming has gotten a bad rap of late. Well, not really of late. More like of the last few hundred years.

To conform, for many of us, means to deny something essential about ourselves. Conformity means fitting in with everyone else. In its most pronounced form, conformity means silencing ourselves...

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What Would You Sacrifice to Repair the World?

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 11:49 AM

As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, that question looms large. Challenging economic times are causing many of us to make financial sacrifices for the sake of our families. We're deferring retirement. We're working multiple jobs. We're going to less-expensive colleges. A recent report on NPR highlighted...

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