I Am Wrong (And By The Way, So Are You)

The Jewish Community is going through massive change in the way we do prayer, serve interfaith families, talk about Israel, and too many issues to count. Yet by definition successful change means that something we or our institutions did in the past was a mistake.  The good news is that Judaism is more forgiving of us than we are of ourselves.

This week, The Times of Israel published I wrote about how each of us needs to take a pause and embrace that scar that something we did for the Jewish people, however noble our intentions, was not the right decision.    You can read the article by clicking on this link.   Shanah Tovah Umetukah.

Shabbat, Status Anxiety, and Social Media

The Talmud teaches that Shabbat provides a person with an “extra soul” for the twenty-hour period on Friday night until Shabbat ends on Saturday evening. As such, Shabbat is an opportunity to care about ourselves and spend time with the people who care about us not because of a glossy picture we post on Instagram or Facebook, but because of who we are at our core.

Yesterday, Thrive Global, a new media venture of Arianna Huffington, published an article I wrote about Shabbat as a critique of how we use social media. You can read the article by clicking on this link.   Shabbat Shalom!