For atheists and believers alike, the High Holy Days are a time to engage honestly with life.
Elie Jesner is a certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in London, and also teaches at a variety of communal institutions. He has a background in Philosophy and Jewish Thought, having studied at Cambridge University, The University of Warwick, and Yeshivat Har Etzion. His practice website is thinkingpsychotherapy.com .
Elie is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.
Jewish voters betray Judaism if they focus solely on their community's concerns.
A grateful student remembers and reflects on his encounter with the late rabbi.
British Orthodoxy's opposition to partnership minyanim isn't in line with the adaptability of Jewish tradition.
As a Diaspora Jew I am part of a tradition going back some 2,600 years; the Israeli prime minister should stop undermining and delegitimizing my choice to live elsewhere.
Soldiers should be able to speak of a personal God who gives them strength, but avoid referring to God in a way that turns the fighting into a war of religion.
Like psychologists, rabbis need training in how to cope with the sexual challenges that arise in their role as spiritual leaders.
Jewish dietary laws were once used to separate Jews from gentiles. Could a modernized approach to kashrut facilitate the unification of Israeli society?
Judaism offers no solution to depression - for to be depressed is to be a most proper atheist, with salvation utterly blocked - but the Talmud may guide us in using our tragedy to better our circumstances.