Rabbi’s Weekly Blog: Man Bites Dog

Chevre, “The sword comes into the world, because of justice delayed and justice denied” (Pirkei Avot 5:8) “Man bites dog,” they say, will make the newspapers; “dog bites man” will not. And if “man bites dog” appears frequently in the newspapers it becomes another “dog...

Rabbi’s Blog: Why I’m Not Joining “Rabbis for Biden”

Chevre, Recently, I received an email from a colleague whom I respect and esteem. He invited me to join “Rabbis for Biden,” whose goal is to “help Joe Biden become President of the United States.” Even though I think Mr. Biden is the better candidate, I will not be...

Rabbi’s Blog – In Favor of Reparations

Chevre, I write today in favor of the American government giving reparations to African American descendants of enslaved people. Jews and Reparations We, Jews, know of reparations. The year I first lived in Israel, I was stunned: every bus, every taxi was a Mercedes....

Rabbi’s Blog – Let’s Be Antiracists Together

Chevre, Last Rosh Hashana I spoke about the scourge of American racism. Since then, we have discussed some of the issues at Shabbat gatherings, read books and viewed films. I have continued my own learning and sharing some of that via these blog posts. I hope that you...
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