By Rabbi Adam Chalom We are told that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed because of sinat chinam, baseless hatred of Jew versus Jew. Of course, this declaration in no way ended Jewish argument! The Talmud itself sanctifies disagreements “for the sake of heaven,” though that too … [Read more...] about Rabbinic Pluralism
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The Jewish Studio Project has opened applications for its Winter 2019 Studio Immersive: Chalomot: Dreaming of a Better World. This 5-day deep dive into Jewish learning and creative process takes place in Berkeley, CA January 20-24. Check out www.jewishstudioproject.org/immersive … [Read more...] about Applications Now Open: Studio Immersive
Andrés Spokoiny’s Address to the 2017 Jewish Funders Network International Conference When I was growing up, the military government of Argentina launched a very effective propaganda campaign. It was called “El Silencio es Salud” - “Silence is Health.” The city appeared plas … [Read more...] about El Silencio es Salud
By Rabbi Adam Chalom If a secular Jew marries an Irish atheist, is that really an “interfaith” marriage? As one Jewish comedian put it, they might argue over what religion NOT to raise the children. The general Jewish community is finally beginning to understand what some ha … [Read more...] about What about “Interfaithless” Marriage?
By David Steiner Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me. It’s not uncommon to critique this schoolyard chant and remind people that verbal scars often last much longer than physical ones. This was how I felt when I read about the beautiful work of C … [Read more...] about The New LBGTQ Community Within (or excluded from) the Jewish People