September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Editorial

Jewish teachings and history instruct us to help Syrian refugees

The haunting image of a child’s lifeless body washed ashore like debris on a Southern European beach has rightly turned the world’s attention to the explosive crisis resulting from Syria’s civil war. More...

Reflections on being Jewish—and being in Berlin

Being a Jew visiting Berlin for the first time creates a true dichotomy of feelings, and can be an emotionally difficult experience. More...

The gift of time and myth of control

Growing older, growing better:

This is shaping up to be a different holiday season. I think for those of us who are aging Boomers, this may be more usual than we wish to admit. Hopefully, we greeted 5776 surrounded by family and celebrating another year’s creation. More...

DRY BONES…

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The day, and year, to remind us who we truly are

Yom Kippur:

Yom Kippur brings with it some special memories.  When I was a young child, my teacher would speak to us a few days before Yom Kippur. “Remember,” he would say, “this is the holiest day of the year. More...