Parasha: Kedoshim

The Mighty Waters of Justice & Love

[Originally posted at Times of Israel on 4/22/2021] This week’s guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd z”l was a significant moment for our country. So many emotions filled the airwaves of relief and gladness, yes, but also resolve, determination, and clarity that

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Love the Stranger as Yourself

Originally published by T’ruah at http://www.truah.org/resources/kedoshim-love-the-stranger-as-yourself/ On a recent Sunday, I was invited to preach at a neighboring Episcopalian church. This church is unusual in that its members are a mixture of English and Spanish speakers. The vast majority of the Spanish speakers are undocumented immigrants and their children. My

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Life, Death and Holiness

This piece was written in 2002, during the second Intifidah. While the circumstances in question have changed, the teaching that emerged from them remains relevant today. Tears and hope, fears and resolve, profound sadness and fierce determination – that is the mood in Israel this week. How ironic that this

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