The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is a time of comfort to the long-suffering Jewish people. Awhile back, in a strange bar in a strange land, I experienced it for myself.
When a fellow teacher organized a campaign against an organization helping gay Jews stay connected with their communities, I knew it was a teachable moment
When I finally visited a Muslim nation I was afraid people wouldn’t take kindly to a yarmulke-wearing, bearded, Orthodox Jew like me. Then I realized human kindness always trumps government strictures.
For an Orthodox kid yearning to be accepted by the big world outside, the late novelist lit the way
When ancient laws and modern love meet, some difficult choices arise