Honoring Tradition and Departing from It

Honoring Tradition and Departing from It

There is a natural resistance to change among those who uphold a culture of tradition. And since most of us uphold such a culture in one context or another, there is a natural resistance to change for most of us. Our traditions ground us, and even when we recognize...
A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

I have such a list of worries at this time! Race relations, the climate, abortion rights, Iranian nukes and Israel’s security. I am worried about Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and these worries are very real to me as I have so much family in Israel. I am...
Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Jews are just about the only people with the peculiar blessing of having an entire category of bigotry named for them. When you have that kind of “honor,” it should be unsurprising that you would be exquisitely sensitive to it. It is often affirmed by Jews, publicly...