What do good deli, Talmudic teachings, tzedakah (using money to do the work of world-repair or, literally, justice), and the 2017 World Series have in common?
For a pair of rabbis in the Reform Movement, plenty!
Moments after the Houston Astros clinched their World Series berth with a Game 7 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, I messaged the senior staff at Congregation Emanu El in Houston: “We need to make a wager against Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles.”
The team chimed in instantly; they were in. Senior Rabbi Oren Hayon agreed to reach... Read More