A Shameless Plug for Selichot

Given the wacky scheduling of the High Holy Days this year, Selichot falls on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. That probably means attendance will be even lower than usual, […]

Porque, Torquemada?

To paraphrase the Passover liturgy, if the destruction of the Second Temple was the only bad thing that happened to the Jews on the ninth of Av, it would have […]

My Home, Sweet Home

The new Reform siddur is a work of art. It arrived on the scene at about the same time I did, and so I was never thrown by its architecture, […]

My People

One roadblock on my path to official Jewish status was deciding whether “converting” to Judaism was even possible. Christianity has a checklist—aka the Nicene Creed. If you can affirm your […]