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Really, Grey’s Anatomy?

By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

February 6, 2013 | 6:39 pm

Really?  Venal Jews, what a twist, did you think that up all by yourselves?  Or is this some sort of double back-flip attempt at irony or controversy trolling?  Or are you really that... read on

  • “Be Careful With Your Words”

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    January 27, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Mishnah Avot 1:11 warns us to “be careful with your words.”  Advice, it turns out, that I have not heeded adequately and, therefore, I hurt someone’s feelings carelessly and also demonstrated some sloppy thinking.

    Months ago, in a post about the forbidden temptation of the... read on

  • Pretty Lights and Paid Time Off Work, What’s Not to Like?  Mostly.

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    December 24, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    One of the nice things about living a seamless Jewish life is no more Christmas angst.  The key is staying out of malls or planning to make a day of it.  (A friend and I were reminded of this when we made the innocent decision to see The Hobbit at The Grove.  Could not believe the... read on

  • The Maccabees Were Not the Taliban.  Or Che Guevara.  Or the Irgun. Let’s Celebrate the Miracle.

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    December 14, 2012 | 2:20 pm

     (For now, the only constructive comments I can think to offer about Connecticut are an acknowledgement of the horror and an offering of prayers.  Next week, after the close of this festival during which we’re forbidden to eulogize and after more facts have come to light, there may... read on

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  • There Was A Choice?  Then This Is Wrong.

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    November 15, 2012 | 6:45 pm

    No, nobody is obliged to put up with rocket barrages aimed randomly at civilians.  Nobody could watch as their children are traumatized daily, or live with one’s own growing anger and anxiety when just commuting to work or going to the store becomes an act of steely resolve, and... read on

  • On Election Day, I hugged a Republican

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    November 9, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    So I’ve been quiet lately, election-obsessed, but still trying to work out that ‘non-partisan’ thing in anticipation of becoming a rabbi.  No more need for coyness now.  If you’re my FB friend, you know who I supported (and if the rest of you should guess that my candidate’s name... read on

  • Jew Prays, Is Arrested

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    October 19, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    We should all be outraged. On Tuesday, October 13, a Jew in the Middle East was arrested, shackled, stripped and roughed up for praying the Shema in public.  As it happens, the Middle Eastern country in question is the State of Israel, and the Jew was Anat Hoffman, Executive... read on

  • The Guilt of the Warmongers

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    September 16, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    First of all, Christopher Stevens sounds like a decent guy, a real mensch.  May his loved ones, those of everyone killed at the US embassy in Benghazi and everyone who died in protests this weekend be comforted.


    Second of all, this story is so full of weird wrinkles, it will be... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi Robin Podolsky is an Educator at Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock.  Before she became a rabbi, she worked as a press secretary to an elected official, a...

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