Author Archives: Rabbi Adam Chalom

About Rabbi Adam Chalom

Adam Chalom is the Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in north suburban Chicago. He is also the Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.

Jews and Democracy

This post first appeared as a “Shalom from Rabbi Chalom” column in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in November 2020. Which kind of society is truly “good for the Jews?” There are risks to every system; anything … Continue reading

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Who Can See What Will Happen After?

Who can see what will happen after? Continue reading

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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When Indeed? Continue reading

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Shall Not the Judge Do Justice?

This post was originally delivered as a Yom Kippur Evening sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago in September 2020. It was part of a series on Five Jewish Questions. Video is available here. Consider Abraham. Abraham is told that the city of … Continue reading

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I my brother’s keeper? And who is my brother? Continue reading

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Who Am I, That I Should Confront Pharaoh?

If you were Moses, what would you do? Continue reading

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In Person

What does it mean to be “in person”? Thoughts for a very different Jewish New Year 2020/5781. Continue reading

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Time and Space 2020

Time and Space 2020
Written for a very different Jewish New Year. Continue reading

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Five Jewish Questions – High Holidays 2020/5781

We are told that asking questions, and answering questions with questions, is very Jewish. What must we ask and answer today, now, in this moment? Continue reading

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“I do not have the words”

Sometimes, even when we do not have the words, we still must do something. Continue reading

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