Harry Maryles

The Chief Rabbinate’s Folly

Israel needs a Chief Rabbinate. If we are going to have a Jewish country, it has to be Jewish in more......

Richard H. Schwartz

Why Perform a Rite That Kills Chickens as a Way to Seek God’s Compassion?

During the 10-day period starting on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, Jews seek God's compassion and......

Joshua Rabin

Unetaneh Tokef and Courageous Vulnerability

"All humanity will pass before You like a flock of sheep.  Like a shepherd pasturing his flock, making sheep pass under......

David Stav

A message to the RCA; Join us and raise your voice

The most recent uproar against disgraceful action by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate surrounds their reported unwillingness to recognize halachic conversions approved by......

Sam Green

Between ISIS and Atheists — An Alternative Way

Imbalance and Its Inevitable Outcome The world is sliding rapidly to greater chaos and more conflict. Consider these fundamental imbalances: Europe is rich,......