When we visit the sick, it is our job to be present, kind, and ready to listen, all of which can be more challenging if the person we are visiting is part of our family.
Even though the Jewish people are known as the “People of the Book,” sometimes our sacred stories can seem virtually inaccessible to us.
Just as it is inaccurate to paint all progressive Jews with a broad brush, the same is true for Haredim, traditionally observant or ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Embrace these cultural habits to inspire healthy leadership and promote good governance: sacred partnership, diversity, new ideas, and an inquisitive, positive mindset.
For years, I imagined God as a living human being walking amongst us each day. How foolish I was to personify such an inconceivable force.
The relationship between North American and Israeli Jews is complicated. NFTY in Israel leaders, Israelis and Americans, represent the best each community has to offer.
Recently, I traveled to Tornillo, TX, to witness and protest the detention camp there. Since my return, the experience has challenged me in ways I did not expect.
Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA, is dedicated to raising the voices of queer folks so the rest of the Jewish community cannot help but hear our cry.
The film chronicles the challenges that Amit, her former wife Galit, and their children endured during Amit’s gender transition.