Seeking Comfort During Times of Horror

Seeking Comfort During Times of Horror

Being part of a faith community often means providing comfort to those in pain. Being Jewish means being part of not only a faith community, but also being a part of a family and a global people.  I am connected throughout time, over the generations and throughout...
People of Good Faith: Rachel Ain

People of Good Faith: Rachel Ain

Rachel Ain is rabbi at Sutton Place Synagogue in midtown Manhattan, New York. 1. What story, verse or passage from your faith tradition’s sacred texts has significantly influenced / shaped your life? There are two passages, both from the book of Genesis, that...
Adding Women’s Voices Today to a Timeless Story

Adding Women’s Voices Today to a Timeless Story

I applied to rabbinical school over 20 years ago. When asked to share a favorite piece of rabbinic literature, I decided to teach a text where the ancient rabbis “imagined” what biblical Sarah was doing during the binding of Isaac. I wanted to show that it is...