Every year for 30 years, I’ve sat in a temple sanctuary on the High Holidays and watched a movie. It’s a movie only I can see – flashbacks of all the times I recall over the past 52 weeks when I didn’t measure up to the standards of my head, heart, and soul.
What do you believe is the most essential takeaway from a college education?
An old quip says that if you ask five Jews a question and you’ll get more than five answers – and it holds true for the five Jewish presidents of American universities who
When most people think of “France” and “Jews” together, past or current anti-Semitism comes to mind. That wasn’t our experience while vacationing in Brittany this summer, although we were just American tourists visiting for two weeks.
Fourteen days was,
When I think about my life
All that I’ve seen and done
I ask myself: Have I achieved
All that I might become…
O… yes!…and no…
It is hard to reach all I can be
When oppression’s living within me
O help me now to end this slavery
How many years of
“You hurt me.” “I feel betrayed.” “How can I trust you?” As the High Holidys draw near, questions of morality, goodness, justice, forgiveness began swirling round my psyche and my heart.