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Does Judaism Need Gender?
Author of "I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Int...
No, says Haviva Ner-David, most known as the first woman to apply to Yeshiva University's rabbinic ordination program and ten years later to receive private Orthodox rabbinic ordination.
Eternity Can Wait
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Spiritual Leader, Congregation Netivot Shalom; Founder, Rabbis...
Certain moments grab hold of you and demand attention. They are unpredictable, volatile, and magnetic. Once encountered, they are forever. But they are also ephemeral. This is "Mythic Time."
I'll Never Forget Hod Of Yesod Again
Reb Ezra Weinberg
Freelance Rabbi, www.RebEzraWeinberg.com
How did I remember that today is the Hebrew calendar date of my son's first birthday? I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that it was not by my own memory, but truly of divine intervention.
The Renewal Of A Jewish Pre-Birth Ceremony
Rabbi Haviva Ner-David
Author and Director of Shmaya: A Ritual and Educational Mikve ...
Mikveh is a ritual of transition and rebirth. We enter the mikveh -- which is reminiscent of the womb -- curl into a fetal position, immerse ourselves completely in the "living waters," and come out reborn.
Did Oprah Go To The Mikveh For Her New Show?
Rabbi Jason Miller
Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist - "Rabbi Witho...
What has Oprah Winfrey been doing since ending her long-running afternoon talk show? If your only news source was JTA.org, you might think that she has embraced Judaism on the level of Madonna.
Why I Got Naked and Jumped Into the Ocean Before My Wedding
Planning a marriage between an observant Jew and a devout Catholic is a delicious brew for controversy. Nonetheless, our interfaith wedding was only two weeks away and I wanted to do something spiritual to mark my upcoming marriage to the man that I loved.
Rabbinic Rulings and the Rectal Route: Yom Kippur's Curious Path to God
If a caffeine suppository offers you a path to God, I say hallelujah. The end justifies the means.
Let Us Begin: Celebrating The
Water's Power To Renew
Bestselling author, lecturer, and award-winning journalist
feels a little like the womb. But you can't stay under long, no matter how lovely the sound and sensation of your splashing heart. You have to get out of the water, where the rest of this life is waiting to begin.
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