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.
The L.A. Clippers' Jewish owner used an inelegant choice of words when justifying his racist remarks by saying blacks are treated like dogs in Israel, but he wasn't as far off the mark as we would like to believe.
No two seders are alike. Even among people who are of nearly identical in ethnicity and level of observance, seders are particularly individualistic. Like a religious fingerprint, every seder has its own flavor and identity.
To criticize the film for taking a few plot liberties is to miss its superb message of morality.
Let's thank God when the universe is good to us – because there are some things that will always be unknowable.
For better and sometimes for worse, Jewish marriage is forever; is that too much to ask these days?
It would be a dangerous mistake to say that a Jew was saved from disaster after deciding not to fly on Sabbath - no matter how the story goes.
Silencing sex abuse accusers for fear they are lying sends a message to all victims that they too should keep quiet.
Those who think it's simply navel-gazing don't get the role of social media in modern communication.
Rabbis out, individual in: Decide for yourself.
If today’s Hanukkah message can be transformed into a more unifying and inspirational day for more Jews, so be it.
The ADL - and Jews in general - should be careful about what they call ‘anti-Semitism.’
Separate prayer services for youth inherently omit the best resources for religious instruction and inspiration: parents and senior clergy.
What really stings about rabbis and 'get gangs’ is the story of the agunot who hired them. And that their actions have precedent in Jewish law.
Rather than battle the New York City Council, Hasidic communities should embrace informed consent for a controversial circumcision practice.