Monthly Archives: January 2022

Of Maus and Men

Why has the removal of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman from a middle school curriculum provoked such anger? Continue reading

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Forethought of Grief

Should we prepare for the worst, or hope for the best, or neither? Continue reading

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Jewish Courage 2022

Is being Jewish dangerous? In 2015, I wrote about the need for Jewish courage in the aftermath of some antisemitic incidents. At the time, I drew comfort from historically low levels of antisemitic attitudes in the United States, and the … Continue reading

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Helping Others Helps Us

One of the most meaningful tasks as a rabbi involves not doing much more than showing up and listening. Even before COVID times, much more of my work time was spent on screens than I would have imagined – researching … Continue reading

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The Paradox of “Love Your Neighbor”

This post first appeared in slightly different form in the January/February 2022 Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation. There are many versions of the so-called “Golden Rule” in human cultures around the world; there are even many versions within … Continue reading

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