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Jul 23, 2018, 10:00 AM
The Wandering Jew: Passport Problems
I always tell my children that a Jew should always have a valid Passport. As the son of a Holocaust survivor - and given Jewish history - I am always aware that our safety and security in the Diaspora...
Mar 19, 2018, 9:58 PM
The Power of New: UMBC’s Victory, Passover, and Our Ability to Change
The University of Maryland Baltimore County - better known as UMBC - is not exactly known for their competitive sports teams - other than chess that is. When I began working at UMBC as a campus rabbi a year...
May 4, 2016, 6:25 AM
Is Judaism Blue or Red? A Kabbalistic Look at the Elections
This year’s U.S. primary campaign may go down in history as one of the most dramatic ever. Underneath all the mudslinging and ridicule, however, one can perceive stark ideological differences that separate one candidate from another, and all the...
Jun 24, 2015, 10:30 AM
Resolving the Birthright dilemma: Follow-up is possible
After this summer, over 500,000 young Jews from around the world will have participated in Birthright over the past 15 years. Although Birthright successfully increases Jewish identity and pride, only a small percentage of the 43,000 participants each year...
May 4, 2015, 7:29 PM
I’m not White, I’m Jewish!
On Wednesday, April 29th, the Student Revolutionary Coalition, a student group on the SUNY Albany campus, held an anti-Israel protest together with African American students protesting police brutality. The demonstration was entitled “From Ferguson to Palestine – Resistance is Not...
Dec 2, 2014, 8:34 AM
From Ferguson to Palestine: The Jewish Secret to Overcoming Oppression
It came as no surprise to anyone watching the anti-Israel trends in the media that people found a way to blame Israel for the problems in Ferguson, Missouri. Protestors’ signs in downtown Seattle read, “Occupation is a Crime –...
Gavriel Horan currently lives with his family in Baltimore, MD where he works as a campus rabbi, psychotherapist, and freelance writer.