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Nov 1, 2019, 1:21 AM
What We Won When We Lost at the JCC Maccabi Games
Another exciting professional baseball season has come to an end. The World Series showed us that the champion can come from behind. And the playful nature of the Washington Nationals, particularly watching grown men sing “Baby Shark,” showed us...
Apr 6, 2017, 6:12 AM
The 7 Day Baseball Miracle of Team Israel
In the foyer of my home hangs a large piece of art featuring the most successful Jewish baseball players of all time. Most die-hard Jewish baseball fans would struggle to name every player in the rendering and there aren't...
Mar 9, 2016, 3:17 PM
Jewish summer camps prioritize inclusion in 2016
Jewish camping organizations are taking strides to meet the needs of LGBTQ campers in 2016
Feb 25, 2015, 3:07 AM
Adding Context to the Diminishing Rabbinical School Enrollment Numbers
By Rabbi Hayim Herring and Rabbi Jason Miller In Josh Nathan-Kazis’s recent article in the Jewish Daily Forward, “Where Are All the Non-Orthodox Rabbis?”, he presents the current enrollment trends of the non-Orthodox rabbinical schools. These numbers, showing decline in both...
Dec 30, 2014, 12:02 AM
USY and Its Interdating Policy: A Response to Jesse Arm
As a teenager, I was an active member of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and then went on to serve as a chapter adviser and youth director in the organization for several years. I also spent my first two years...
Mar 12, 2014, 11:48 PM
Story of man saved by Shabbat from Malaysia Airlines flight is problematic
Purim begins this Saturday night and once again the Jewish people will tell the story of our salvation. We will listen to the words of Megillat Esther, the story of how our ancestors were miraculously saved from their tragic...
Feb 12, 2014, 11:40 PM
Jewish summer camp becomes affordable
Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about the affordability of such endeavors and they'll use words such as "sacrifice," "hardship" and "priorities." With the cost...
Feb 11, 2013, 9:13 AM
The crime of wearing a tallit
After this morning, the Women of the Wall have my respect and my support. Religious freedom must be a priority for Israel.
Dec 7, 2012, 8:04 AM
Modern Day Zionist Brings Thousands to Israel
There are Zionists and there are lovers of Israel. Some are both. On a United Jewish Appeal mission to Israel in 1982 Larry Ritter claims he became a full Jew. There was no conversion involved as he was born Jewish...
Rabbi Jason Miller is a blogger, educator and entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. @RabbiJason