Social Media Doesn't Detect Breast Cancer, Mammograms Do

We were barely three days into October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when a friend sent me this private message on Facebook:

Hi. Can you put a heart on your FB wall,

When the Student is the Teacher: Lessons From a Stack of Old Letters

On Simchat Torah, we read

What My Arabic Lessons Are Teaching Me About Coexistence

For the past six years, during the month of Elul, which precedes

How to Supercharge Your Torah Study this Year

The shofar sounds the start of the new year, and soon after, Simchat Torah (Rejoicing with Torah) signals

Seeing the Torah With Fresh Eyes

Last month, we spent considerable time evaluating and repenting for the actions of the past year. We prayed for a clean slate, a sense of renewal.


Chatting With Jesus in the Sukkah

During the Festival of Sukkot it is customary to invite famous people from the past to be our ushpizin (“guests” in

Sukkot in Jerusalem: A Precarious Balance

I grew up in a Reform Jewish community in eastern Long Island. Sukkot was the holiday after

In the Face of Injustice, Even a Soft Voice is Better Than Silence

Planning our congregation’s erev Rosh HaShanah service, my rabbi

Using the Un’taneh Tokef as a Guide to Living

On Rosh HaShanah it is written; on Yom Kippur

A New Beginning and a Chance to Become Our Better Selves

I was born about half a century ago on the morning after Yom Kippur. Apparently, I made my appearance more than two