My civil religion vacation
Battery Park's carnival atmosphere was just what my family was looking for. We needed to be somewhere with fresh, crass air—far from our parsonage home.
Discipleship as leadership
Leadership is big these days. And I've become suspicious of our emphasis on what looks more and more like leadership for leadership's sake.
What’s in a religious identity?
At a seder or shul, I am with my primary congregation—even though I'm not Jewish. And the fact that I'm a rebbetzman is not the only reason I attend.
Disabilities and the choices parents make
When my daughter broke her femur, it seemed clear that we shouldn't conceive another child who might inherit my bone disorder. That clarity was short-lived.
A journalist and poet
Reading or writing a poem requires that we step out of ourselves—which can be dangerous. It's the same thing I do as a foreign correspondent.
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