What Will Happen the Day You Die?

What Will Happen the Day You Die?

Like every rabbi, I have attended to bereaved family members in almost every circumstance of death. Some deaths approach slowly and inevitably, like a train arriving across a plain with a distant horizon. Some deaths burst onto the scene like a balloon popping at...
How Interfaith Partnerships Can Enrich Your Own Life

How Interfaith Partnerships Can Enrich Your Own Life

I must admit that my first experiences with interfaith engagement were selfish. I was at the age when matters I considered as affronts to Jewish people and Jewish religion animated my outreach. Active proselytizing by other faiths during the 1970s seemed to me to be...
Why Does Anti-Semitism Exist? Hatred Needs a Scapegoat

Why Does Anti-Semitism Exist? Hatred Needs a Scapegoat

The term “scapegoat” is famously misunderstood in its colloquial usage. It is employed to describe a person or people falsely accused of responsibility for something that is not at all the fault of the accused. In fact, as any reader of the Bible knows, the scapegoat...