Tag Archives: Pluralism

Justice, Truth, and Peace: How to Keep Our Republic

The following was a keynote address at the Religious Freedom Day celebration at Richmond, Virginia’s “First Freedom Center,” January 16, 2020. Good morning. It is an honor to be with you today for this celebration of our most cherished freedoms.  I … Continue reading

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When a brutal winter breaks down barriers between U.S. Jewish communities

This has been an especially brutal winter for the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. At least a dozen winter storms have hit since November, each more punishing than the last. A few weeks ago, one of these storms … Continue reading

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Abolish Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

Recently, Rabbi David Stav, chair of the moderate Orthodox group Tzohar,announced his candidacy for Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel. Stav said that he seeks the office to reach out to and make Jewish law “more relevant” for secular Israelis. To some, … Continue reading

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