May 21st: The Year in Israel – A Year Later

One year ago today, I got on a plane and returned home after my first year of rabbinical school in Israel. At the time, I remember the feeling as though I had just experiencing something too big for words, too profound to be understood in a day or a week or a month. I knew,…

March 10th: Prophecy on the Street

There is a man who stands on a street corner across from the mall. The mall is in the nicer part of town, surrounded by money and affluence. The man standing on the corner holds a megaphone and a picket sign. He is telling the world his prophecy. This man claims he has heard the…

January 4th: We Aren’t Going Anywhere

In 2016, hate was a concept. We talked about it a lot, but for me, I had the luxury of talking about hate directed at other people. I didn’t have to deal with the feelings of anxiety, discomfort, and fear myself until my own community was targeted yesterday. Hebrew Union College has served as the…