These Days

Shavuot: All You Need Is Love?
Shavuot: All You Need Is Love?

Zachary Truboff •

8 min read

Can receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai really be a moment of both fear and love, coercion and freedom?

Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization
Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization

Zvi Leshem •

6 min read

Where does Kedusha reside - in the unspoiled nature or at the peak of civilization? thoughts on the transition from Yom HaAtzmaut to Yom Yerushalayim, following a drasha of Rav Shagar.

The Jewish Past and Future
The Jewish Past and Future

Zachary Truboff •

10 min read

The past might trap us in limbo, but it can also point us where we need to go. A look at Rav Shagar's drasha for Yom Yerushalayim.

Prayer between the Walls
Prayer between the Walls

Yair Lipshitz •

6 min read

On the prayers born out of our seclusion in our homes, and the act of praying against the wall.

With God in Quarantine: Biblical Language for 2020
With God in Quarantine: Biblical Language for 2020

Levi Morrow •

5 min read

The biblical paradigm of inside/outside 'the camp' provides a new way for thinking about community and God in 2020

Providence in the Time of Corona
Providence in the Time of Corona

Eitan Abramovitch •

5 min read

What kind of religious language is demanded from us in these days? between biblical pathos to and narrow boundaries our home and body.