Holiness Code Envisions Communal Justice

Holiness Code Envisions Communal Justice

How does one really live a holy life? That significant question is raised in Leviticus 19, known as “the Holiness Code.” The rabbis describe this chapter of the Pentateuch as “Rov Goofay Hatorah,” the essentials of the Torah. In many ways, this portion...
Old Perspectives Dressed in New Clothes Today

Old Perspectives Dressed in New Clothes Today

The year was 20 – not 2020, just 20. Two thousand years ago, long before the issues dominating our headlines and news cycles were anywhere close to the horizon, there was a faith community with a covenant deeply rooted in a long history. On the edge of a mighty empire...
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...