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  • Caged Beauty - a poem for Parsha Ki Teitzei

    By Rick Lupert

    September 16, 2016 | 9:37 am

    If you are at war and find
    your captives are beautiful

    the laws of our people,
    seventy four of which are

    listed this week, tell you
    this could lead to a

    bonafide engagement.
    If you are at war and you

    find your captives are
    beautiful, how does that

    make you feel about...

  • Torah portion: ‘I am walking because our babies are dying’

    August 26, 2015 | 11:31 am

    On Aug. 19, I sat down with an African-American grandmother from Detroit to share breakfast. We sat at a plastic table under a tent in the parking lot of Ebenezer Baptist Church West in Athens, Ga. I was there to take part in America’s Journey for Justice, an 860-mile march from...

  • Torah portion: Do not look away

    September 3, 2014 | 10:24 am

    On Aug. 24, one of Hollywood’s most visible young entertainers loaned her spotlight to someone we don’t usually see onstage: a homeless man.

    When Miley Cyrus introduced the world to Jesse Helt, it was so he could accept her MTV Video Music Award on behalf of homeless teenagers....

  • Connecting the Dots

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Despite the High Holidays arriving late this year, many Jews are still scrambling to prepare. The practical and spiritual work is demanding: cooking, traveling, repenting, forgiving -- it all takes time and energy.

    In anticipation of the Day of Judgment, Jews judge themselves this...