Ellen Dannin

Ellen Dannin, a thought leader on labor and privitization, has taught and written primarily about American and New Zealand labor and employment law. She also writes about privatization of government services and public infrastructure. Her most recent law school position was as the Fannie Weiss Distinguished Faculty Scholar and professor of law at Penn State Dickinson School of Law. She is a former member of the Ann Arbor Havurah, Dor Hadash in San Diego, and Congregation T’chiyah in Detroit.

Blood

References to blood appear at least sixty-five times in the Torah, and more, depending on how you do the counting and excluding references to menses.

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Tamar the Hidden

Maybe the Torah is really Tamar’s story. Seen from that perspective, Judah’s interlude with Tamar is not an annoying interruption placed between Joseph’s sale into

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Connecting the Dots

Flowing through Bereyshit/Genesis are the themes of blindness, deception, and identity. Last week, in Parashat Vayetzey, Jacob’s very identity was shaken and remade at Bet

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Tamar and Judah

There is so much wonderful meat for discussion in the Joseph story that it is easy to skip or skim the story of Judah and

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Why Be Good?

I used to have interesting conversations with a friend who had studied for the Catholic priesthood in his youth. We talked about questions of ethics

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