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Tallit (prayer shawl) as chuppah (wedding canopy) in the woods

The day the Israelites stood at the foot of Mount Sinai, preparing to encounter God, is understood in midrash as the day of marriage between God and the Jewish people.

String of tattered Israeli flags hanging between buildings against a blue sky

Jerusalem has been the symbol of our people for the past 3,000 years, and it’s now the center of strife, tension, and celebration. How do we deal with that?

Sunlight shining on outstretced arms/hands

On Shavuot we celebrate receiving the Torah. But, how are we truly to understand divine revelation?

Jerusalem of Gold on Israel street sign in Hebrew, Arabic, and English

Bridging the tensions between the grandiose vision of “Jerusalem on high” and the daily reality of “Jerusalem of low” requires significant effort from all of us.