Author Archives: Meir Bargeron

Meir Bargeron is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He left his day job as a therapist, counselor, and consultant to follow his surprising dream of becoming a rabbi. Meir is a member of Shir Tikvah Congregation, and lives with his husband Jon and their super-cute dog in Los Angeles. More information about Meir is available at and @MeirBargeron on Twitter.

This Year in Israel: Living in the Dark

I feel too numbed to list the outbursts of hate, sometimes enacted with knives, guns, or rocks; or the statements of political leaders and special-interest stakeholders that often look more like verbal violence than constructive dialogue. The world is experiencing so much darkness, and I’m afraid.

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This Year in Israel: Gates

Wandering through Jerusalem, I realied that gates invite us to stop on our journey and take stock of where we’ve been and where we should go next. But the choice of direction is entirely up to us.

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