The Nuclear Deal

This past Wednesday, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal. His decision was not a surprise given his rhetoric during the campaign. He has argued that this is the worst deal ever. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who agrees with President Trump has suggested that this entire deal was built upon a series of lies from the Iranians and that ultimately, it paves the way for Iran to build a nuclear bomb. The Jewish community is split on this deal with AIPAC and other more conservative organizations railing against it while progressive organizations have, for the most part, embraced it as a step in the right direction. But where does Judaism and our sacred

Un-packing Judaism

For years we have talked in the Jewish world of the need to re-package ourselves. When we look at the number of Jews who are choosing Judaism compared to just a few years ago – we must acknowledge that we are not reaching people’s hearts and souls as we use to. It’s not that our message has soured or become any less profound – just that our delivery of that message and the way it is packaged isn’t reaching and inspiring the Jews of the 21st century. Very often we mix up the packaging for the package – the wrapping for the contents. Think of a precious piece of china that you want to send to your friend across the country. When you wrap it up for shipping you use layer upon layer of bubble wr

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