In the Talmud – the text of our ancient sages’ interpretation of Torah—Rabbi Gamliel tells a story: “Picture it. I am traveling on a ship. In stormy waters, from a […]
Rabbi Maderer Rosh Hashanah: Because We Are Not AI; We Are Human: Together Make Shabbat Holy and Call it a Joy.
In an email, from me to Rabbi Freedman: “Hi Eli – Can you roll the Torah scroll to the correct spot for tomorrow? Thanks—Jill” In an email response, from Rabbi […]
Ein Li Eretz Acheret/I Have No Other Country. These words were emblazoned on the side of a building as we drove up the Ayalon Freeway in Tel Aviv on our […]
“Broad Perspectives:” A New Jewish Speaker Series Guides the Conversation about Community Connection in Our City
Can a university and a synagogue heal the division in our city, our country, and our world? Certainly not alone. But we’re hoping a new speaker series will be a move […]
The most misquoted verse in the entire Torah appears in this week’s portion. “Let My people go!” Maybe it’s because of Charleton Heston, but when we think of Moses approaching […]
This summer, when Philadelphia welcomed the Dear Evan Hansen tour, I was struck by the enduring human question the musical poses: How can we feel understood? The show, about a […]