Each Passover, in reiterating our never-ending communal persecution, we strengthen our collective trauma legacy and reinforce a sense of belonging to our suffering but triumphant tribe. But Passover also provides an entirely different trope. It gives us the challenge of Ha Lachma Anya, the prayer at which we open the door and invite in the world to share our crackly poor bread.Read More
We stand together in support and solidarity with the Muslim community around the world as they grieve this horrific loss of life, and we grieve with them. We must mourn and we must act, taking hands across boundaries, and calling for moral leadership from all sectors of our world.
There is a lot of darkness in the world right now: fear, insecurity, hopelessness. How do we go about bringing light out of so much dark? I believe the Zohar is telling us that spiritual light comes not from avoiding, but from facing into the darkness. That true goodness comes not from untested innocence but from facing and wrestling with our darkest parts.Read More