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.
Growing up in a fairly liberal, Catholic family, joining the Jewish community wasn’t in my life plan. But as my family became close-minded, l began to wonder what I valued and trusted.
Congregant Eli Kramer’s Rosh Hashanah sermon asks the tough question of Jews in America: Are we ignoring the suffering of our fellow citizens? Allowing racism to flourish when we have so often been persecuted for being a minority?
Christmas is not a big holiday for most Jews. But for converts to Judaism, Christmas often means a trip home for a porkless reunion with the mishpacha.
At its most recent fundraiser, Kesher shed light onto the presidential race with a debate over the candidates’ positions on issues of primary importance to the Jewish community.
TCJewfolk.com reviews Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation, a new collection of essays about 20 and 30 something members of the Jewish community.
How is it that people made in the image of God can enact evil? This is a question without an answer. But our tradition insists upon the pure and holy essence of every human being. No exceptions.
Matisyahu shows the world his face and gives us an opportunity to re-claim our identity.
Today, in Israel, the ultra- secular and the ultra-Orthodox are locked into a vicious cycle which brings out the worst in each. The question isn’t whether a group has radicals, but what the non-radical majority intend to do about it.
Jay Michaelson’s ‘God vs. Gay?’ powerfully argues that Jewish and Christian religious values require affirmation of gay and lesbian people and their relationships.