Apr 30, 2021
Looking forward to next week's #ARabbisHeart Conversations with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz & Rabbi Adina Lewittes!
Looking forward to next week's #ARabbisHeart Conversations with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz & Rabbi Adina Lewittes! Get your copy at tinyurl.com/arabbisheart! Tune in at
Apr 29, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Death is a part of life, and tending to our loved ones when they die is an act of true love, what Jewish tradition calls #ChesedShelEmet. Let us reach out to those who tend to us when we die - funeral directors, rabbis, cantors, cemetery crews, with real and abiding gratitude for the holy work they do. (Special shout out to my beloved friend Stephanie Garry for being one of those angels.) #MorningTorah
Apr 27, 2021
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Apr 21, 2021
Justice is not achieved in one correct decision surrounded by countless unjust ones. This week's Torah portion calls upon us to demonstrate a duty of care to our neighbors as ourselves. 9 minutes and 29 seconds of murder in broad daylight, captured on video, should not be necessary for justice, nor should I forget the relived trauma that repeated footage of a black man being choked to death by a white man's knee causes my neighbor. Langston Hughes said it right in his piercing poem, 'Democracy': "I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread," and Maya Angelou taught us well: "Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible." Waiting is not an option, and we dare not make promises we do not make plans to fulfill. May we recommit to pursuing justice in the memories of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and countless other black Americans. May we learn to truly see God in each other's eyes. May we come to truly love our neighbors as ourselves.
Apr 19, 2021
Over the last few months,
James Baldwin has been speaking to me.
I've been trying to hear, to listen,
to pause, significantly, before trying to relate.
He left home because the fury there felt like a threat.
Away, he discovered love of that furious home,
which is why it hurt him so deeply.
Some of his thoughts require no translation.
Some are of a language which will never be mine.
Yet he speaks to me.
- Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Apr 18, 2021
Judaism for its own sake is a strange concept - in Jewish terms. We weren’t created simply to be. We were created to bring light into the world. During this time of global fragility what can we bring to the world that it doesn’t already have? What is our responsibility as Jews in the world?
Apr 16, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Today we dance. Today we sing. Today we weep with gratitude for the rebirth of our people in our homeland. This morning, we recited the Declaration of Israel's Independence in 1948. This morning, we sang Hatikvah. Today, my daughter danced in our homeland. Today, my sister and brother celebrated with their Israel-born daughters in their home in Tel Aviv. Today we shout to the universe: Am Yisrael Chai! The People Israel Lives! #YomHaatzmaut
Apr 14, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
What is deeper than our skin? Pure light. This morning's learning aimed to connect our Jewish moment (Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom Ha'atzma'ut) with the Torah portions (Tazria Metzora) the memories of George Floyd z"l and Daunte Wright z"l, and the assault on Second Lt. Caron Nazario last night. #SayTheirNames #PursueJustice #BuildOnLove
Apr 10, 2021
Honored to have been part of this year's International March of the Living Memorial Tribute, honoring their Holocaust survivor educators who passed away recently. These courageous survivors accompanied students on the March Of The Living sharing with them their moving stories and important lessons so that the history of the Shoah is never forgotten. Deep gratitude to Cantor Aviva Rajsky and Tom Bellman for their beautiful rendition of #OlamChesedYibaneh. #BuildOnLove
Apr 8, 2021
Apr 7, 2021
Thrilled to announce the first two events of the #aRabbisHeart Conversations Series! Join us as we discuss my most recent book, a collection of 11 years of my writings, with dear friends and colleagues! Can't wait to share this with all of you!
Tues, April 20 - 2pm (ET)
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin
Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto
to join the conversation: facebook.com/rabbicreditor
Thurs, April 22 - 10am (ET)
Daphne Lazar Price
Executive Director, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
to join the conversation: facebook.com/rabbicreditor
You can purchase your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Rabbis-Heart-Selected-Writings-2006-2017/dp/B08YS629F4
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Apr 2, 2021
A new Bigger on the Inside post: #Hook - "There You Are" "There you are, Peter!" Over time, our eyes can become dim. ...
Rabbi David Wolpe in WashingtonPost.com: "Divorce is a death" Rabbi David Wolpe http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/...
You must hear this. It's horrifying. We must hear it. “The other option was to try to appeal to their humanity . I remember yelling out that I have kids...” -DC officer nearly killed at CapitolTake the time and listen to this. Now. https://t.co/tBOaqZ2snr — Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) January 15, 2021