What Does True Repentance Require?

What Does True Repentance Require?

Almost everywhere I turn, I bump into something smart that Leon Wieseltier said. That’s not to say that I always agree with him, but I admire his clarity of thought. He belongs in a cohort of public thinkers like Ellen Goodman, Michael Gerson, Michelle Singletary,...
Why It’s Never Too Late for Healing

Why It’s Never Too Late for Healing

I was chatting with a new friend of my generation about the changing circumstances in which we live. I am a rabbi, though out of the congregational setting after more than 35 years, and he is a pediatrician. Each of us acknowledged that certain practices that were...
Reaction & Response: Reparations for Black Americans

Reaction & Response: Reparations for Black Americans

In the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, a devastating wave of racial violence that decimated Black Wall Street in 1921, many Black Americans were not given the means to rebuild their businesses and restore the Greenwood district back to its former glory. The...
Greenwood, Come Forth! Reparations Now

Greenwood, Come Forth! Reparations Now

It felt as though God was weeping over the unearthing of history as the rain fell on Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week. In 1921, unfounded allegations were leveled against Dick Rowland, a young African American man. The claim accused Rowland of assaulting...