From Despair to Hope: Facing Our Depths And Lifting toward Hope.

My sermon from Rosh Hashanah Eve 5780 Delivered at Congregation Kol Ami. The world is broken.  But you already knew that. You didn’t need to come here to understand the fragile nature of the times we are in. We just have to look around us to see the world is on fire. Literally and figuratively.…Read more »

Gender and Religious Leadership

I am thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of a book I co-edited: Gender and Religious Leadership: Women Rabbis, Pastors and Ministers. It is to be published next month by Lexington Books which is an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. It is an in-depth look at the impact of women’s leadership on religion and religious…Read more »

Hate Crimes in Los Angeles County

I shouldn’t be shocked by this time.  But the Los Angeles County statistics on Hate Crimes came out this week. In the category of religious hate crimes.  The overwhelming number of them are against Jews. Antisemitism is alive and well in the City of Angels.  According to the latest information from the Los Angeles County…Read more »