Is there such a thing as asking too many questions?
By Maxine Springer Have you read the latest Ask the Rabbis in our May/June issue? This time around, our rabbis
For the past six weeks, members of Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah in Potomac, Maryland, have attended services in the parking lot.
What’s the answer to Chicago’s epidemic of gun crime?
According to Tamar Manasseh, the subject of the new documentary They Ain’t Ready for Me, which chronicles her fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago, it’s, “Nobody wants to shoot anybody’s mother.”
Since the Civil War, over 400 rabbis have offered prayers during the opening sessions of Congress. C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman shares fascinating stories about some of these rabbis, the mixing of politics into prayers and how words of Torah are tied to the issues of the day.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow says Jews have a responsibility to fight climate change.
Like many of his generation, Mr. Paskow harbored some deep, overt racial prejudices against what he referred to as shvartzes, Yiddish for “blacks.” It was 1969, and race riots in a number of cities provided the elderly shulgoer with ample fodder for his racial railings.
“It’s not a question of supporting [Trump]; Jews support Israel. And is he good for Israel? The answer is, he sure is.”
While a handful of authentic former Nazis were gathered at the New York meeting along with like-minded individuals, so was a Jew.
Not every Jew starts out one from birth, nor do all people develop into a body that immediately matches their innate being.