Purim, October 7, and Holocaust Inversion


This year, one passage in the Book of Esther is particularly poignant. Before Haman could carry out his deadly plot to “destroy, massacre, and exterminate the Jews, young and old, […]

Should You Take Off Your Jewish Star Necklace?


These are scary days for the Jewish people. Many wonder silently or aloud: Do we take the kippah off our heads? Remove the Jewish star chain from our neck? Take […]

Abortion Rights A Matter Of Jewish Values


On the third day of Hanukkah, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is one of the most consequential lawsuits in decades concerning […]

Jerusalem Day Flag Parade is a Reckless Embarrassment


I just got (another…) flat, while driving home from work, in Israel. In that this happened to me not that long ago and I had some much-needed additional coaching from […]

Finding Joy In Passover


We remember dark places and we rise up ready to bring liberation to those who need it.

Don’t Get Drunk On Purim


Cautionary tales of Purim