Popular Writing

“And Give You Peace,” in David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen, eds. Birkat Kohanim: The Priestly Blessing. New Paradigm Matrix Publishing, 2016.

Here I Am: A Theory of Political Action,” Ask Big Questions Blog, April 20, 2014

Blog posts for the Daily Beast

“Hineni,” Sh’ma, September, 2011.

“Dick Cheney, Torture and Tshuvah,” Jewish Journal, August 30, 2011.

“Binding Metaphors,” Sh’ma, April, 2011.

“The Intersection of Gender and Mitzvot,” in Walking with Mitzvot, 2011.

“The Torah of Wisconsin,” Jewish Journal, February 25, 2011.

“Is It Too Late?” Jewish Journal, January 5, 2011.

“Engaging Prayer,” Sh’ma,  September, 2010.

“Putting On My Going to Prison Clothes,” Jewish Journal, July 23, 2010.

“Upside Down Judaism: Why Are Progressives Studying Talmud?” Religion Dispatches, March 14, 2010.

“The God of a Talmudist,” Tikkun, February, 2010.

“An Intimation of Hanukkah in S.Y. Agnon’s T’mol Shilshom,Sh’ma December, 2009.

“Starting up with God,” Sh’ma, September, 2009.

“Dining/Room,” Sh’ma, June, 2009.

“On Waging Peace,” Tikkun, January 2009.

A Torah of Justice: A View from the Left,” in Walking With Justice, 2008.

“Judaism Teaches that the Economy Must Rest on Justice and Righteousness,” October 29, 2008.

“Homelessness,” Sh’ma, September, 2008.

“Hearing the Voice of the Poor,” in Righteous Indignation, ed. Or Rose, Jo-Ellen Kaiser, Margie Klein, Jewish Lights 2007.

“When Do We Speak Out About ‘Someone Else’s’ Atrocity?” Sh’ma (November, 2007)

“Time for Jewish Leaders to End their Silence on Iraq,” Jewish Journal, February 8, 2007.

Renewing the Old and Sanctifying the New: Models for Rabbinic Leadership in the 21st Century,” Conservative Judaism, Summer 2006.

Migrating Thoughts,” Tikkun, July-August 2006.

“Be the Change,” Tikkun, May-June 2006.

“’Seek the Welfare of the City to Which I Have Exiled You…’ : Toward Another Diaspora Manifesto,” Sh’ma, December 2004.

“Tisha B’av Today,” Jewish Journal, July 22, 2004.

“Prayer for Israel,” Tikkun, May-June 2002.

“Teaching Troubling Texts,” Sh’ma, April,  2001.

“Permeable Boundaries: Zionism, the Diaspora and the Conservative Movement,” Conservative Judaism, Fall 2001.

“Two Midrashim,” Living Text: The Journal of Contemporary Midrash, Number 5, Summer 1999.

“On Fathers and Daughters,” Kerem: Creative Explorations in Judaism, Number 6, 1999.

Getting From Tisha B’av to Yom Kippur,” Conservative Judaism, Summer, 1997.

“The New Sodomites,” Tikkun, January/February 1997.

Rab 538 syllabus

preparing-texts, sources for a class, shabbat shuva, 2015.