The Sound of My Thoughts

by | in Opinion

I often hear people talk about the awakening power of the sound of the shofar—how awesome a moment, how inspiring an experience it is for them. From the perspective of one who blows the shofar, the… Read more

Weeping and Wishing

by | in Books

This is a most personal article and reflects my emotions and hopes about my beloved Jewish people. Almost a year ago a friend of mine sent me a Hebrew book as a gift. Because of other commitments, I… Read more

Parking Lot Minyan

by | in Jewish Living

I have good news for those of you in despair about the shtiebelization of American Orthodoxy. I have inadvertently conducted a social science experiment in my own community, and the results suggest… Read more

Life on The Farm

by | in Jewish Living

Want to get a new perspective on being Jewish? Try living on a farm in Maine. I’ve been visiting an organic vegetable farm in the remote northeastern corner of Maine almost every day for the past ten… Read more

Revisiting Intelligent Design

by | in Opinion

The fall 2006 issue of Jewish Action contained a debate about intelligent design (ID). Unfortunately, neither of the two proponents of ID explained what is meant by the new concept of ID, which was… Read more