Dr Erica Brown is an Associate Professor at George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership.

Redeem Yourself

The Book of Ruth, which we’ll be reading this weekend, teaches us an important lesson about not waiting for someone else to come and save us


Waiting for the World to Change

As the Passover story teaches us, waiting can be futile and frustrating as well as enormously productive


Storms Are Wake-Up Calls to Humanity. Just Ask Jonah.

The biblical prophet was tested and saved by a natural world that insisted he start taking responsibility for his actions. That’s a good lesson for us to learn right now.


Can a Divided America Heal?

The Bible offers some perspective on the repercussions of a triumph of bravado, and a citizenship at odds

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