Words have been my chosen means of expression since I was
"Star Wars and Judaism: Finding Light and Hope in a Pandemic." The philosophy of Yoda resonates with the teaching of the Talmud and the importance of hope. Published in The Chronicle of Jewish Long Beach, September-October 2020.
“Staying, Aware Even When It Hurts.” Why it's important to remain politically knowledgeable and vote, even when it feels painful.
“Yearning for God and Spirituality.” All of us define God and the Divine very differently. What is the difference between religion and spirituality? And how can we connect? Given on Yom Kippur.
"Loving the Family Who Drives Us Crazy.” The holiday conundrum.
"Nursing in Shul: A Halachically-Informed Perspective." An academic treatise published in the Spring 2020 issue of The CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, the scholarly journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. It asks if a mother may openly nurse in a synagogue sanctuary, and explains why the answer is a resounding "YES!" based on centuries of Jewish tradition.
“To Ordain or Not to Ordain: The Tale of the CCAR Committee on Homosexuality and the Rabbinate.” Chapter 20 of The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, published by CCAR Press. It focuses on how, when and why the Central Conference of American Rabbis decided to ordain gay and lesbian rabbis.