Our special guest today is Rabbi Sharon Brous, founding Rabbi of IKAR, one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the US. Rabbi Brous was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 and received a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from Columbia University, where she...
Alan Gross credits Jewish efforts for his release from Cuba
Poem: Small Antiques
Torah portion: Economic, moral and ritual choices
Gross’ release, and changes in diplomatic ties, signals new day for Cuban Jews
Norman Lear on race in America, Judaism, World War II and his bright future
Calendar: December 20 - January 2
Poem: Sticks and Stones
Letters to the editor: Barack Obama, Guy Davidi, happy Chanukah and more
Tag: Parashat Chukat
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June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Like all women, Miriam is a complex human being, whom I cannot fully understand. In this week's portion she dies suddenly, leaving me as puzzled as I have always been with her role as a leader.
I am left with many unanswered questions. Why is she the only woman in the Torah called a...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmOne afternoon, as I wheeled my shopping cart down an aisle of the local market, a 3-year-old riding in his mother's cart came up along the other side. He was one of the students in the nursery school, and when he recognized me, his mouth dropped open, he pointed, and he shouted,...