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May 12, 2022, 11:29 PM
Of black swans and sabbatical years
The biblical injunction to let the land lie fallow for a year sparks a radical recalibration of society, teaching that what was is not what must be
Jan 14, 2022, 8:25 AM
The Jewish Heart of Democracy
It often feels these days that we’re living through a Great Unraveling. Institutions, those deposits of trust that enable things to be — or at least seem to be — settled, are coming apart. News media, public health, elections,...
Oct 20, 2020, 5:13 AM
A Listening Heart: A Citizen’s Reflection
One of my very favorite moments in the entire Bible comes in the third chapter of the Book of Kings. Solomon, still a young man, has just succeeded his father David as King of Israel. God comes to him...
Dec 22, 2019, 3:01 AM
Truth and reconciliation: a lesson from my dad
The first anniversary of my father’s death on the Hebrew calendar happens this week. As a result, I’ve been thinking a lot about where my family and I were a year ago, at St. Joe’s hospital in Ann Arbor,...
Oct 5, 2019, 12:47 AM
Teshuva 5780: Our Inner Child and Our Children
This is the first Tishrei of my life without my father. And I will confess, even as I approach the end of my period of avelut, that I wasn’t prepared for the strong emotions that would be triggered as...
Mar 23, 2018, 10:13 PM
The seeds born of protest
Like bygone protests on the Sabbath, the gun violence march ignites a conversation about morality and halacha
Sep 24, 2017, 9:14 AM
Our Spousal Dance with God, and Ourselves
A couple of weeks ago I was reading the Sunday New York Times and came across an article by Eli Finkel, a psychology professor at Northwestern. Professor Finkel researches marriages—what makes them work and not work, and how American...
Apr 9, 2017, 6:32 PM
Passover in Sodom: Which Neighbors Do We Love?
We typically don’t read Genesis 19 looking for connections to the Exodus from Egypt. But it turns out there are many: Lot bakes matzah for his guests (and Rashi comments that he does so because it was Pesach); chaos...
Mar 10, 2017, 1:32 PM
Evacuating school from a bomb threat: A personal reflection
On what goes through a father's mind when he's just been evacuated from his son's school
Rabbi Josh Feigelson, PhD is President & CEO of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.