Why are Moses and Aaron, and God, unable to hear the people’s desperation and anger, in the face of completely failed expectations? And what is our job…How might better listening, and closer attention to circumstances behind complaints and rebellion, change things?
Jacob’s Dream and the holiday of Thanksgiving call us to carefully examine what is “ours” and how we view its rightful distribution.
U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and the economics of “Black Friday” make this a good time to consider what Judaism demands in terms of taxes and justice.
Can the larger Jewish narrative, of being entangled and free and entangled again, help us find a way out of the thicket?
It is way too easy to let “God is with the oppressed” console the already comfortable while leaving the afflicted with their travails. As the new year…
Many centuries of prayers linked the fragility of Sukkot with exile.
This season reminds us – even if we didn’t have recent events screaming reminders at us – that words, and related mind-pictures have tremendous power.
“The fame we get from fighting for the freedom of others creates a prison for us”…