The transformation of a nation from last century's murderous aggressors to this century's kind saviors of refugees gives us hope that change is possible.
Rabbi Eliyahu Fink
Rabbi Eliyahu Fink is the rabbi at the Pacific Jewish Center in Venice, CA
When God is an annoying child, Moses is a boring dud, and Pharaoh seems awesome - you know you've got a huge problem.
Converts are at the mercy of their sponsoring rabbi and at a vulnerable time in their lives. We are all responsible for ensuring they are not exploited.
A video or photo only shows us one moment that has been recorded and displayed for us to see. But a person is not defined by a moment in time or a series of events.
The people of Israel and world Jewry should be thanking Obama, not slandering him with rank speculation and dismissive cynicism.
After our worst fears are confirmed about the fate of Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal, overcoming the sadness - and continuing to believe - is an ongoing struggle.
I invite others around the world to join us in a gesture of solidarity and make a place for Israel's three missing young men.
Would it be socially acceptable to knock on the doors of those who tied a yellow ribbon around a tree in their yard and ask them if they were actually accomplishing anything? No - so lay off the hashtaggers.
The explanation behind U.S. shooting attacks may have more to do with the lost sense of community than with guns per capita.
If some of us do not feel comfortable within the context of Orthodoxy, those feelings matter more than any intellectual attachment we have to our traditions.