Achieving Shalom

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 12/10/2014

In this week’s Torah portion we see the absence of Shalom as the greatest recipe for destruction.

Why Are We Called the Children of Israel and Not Jacob?

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 12/01/2014

Jacob wrestled with the angel and the battle left him with a limp and a new name. Jews collectively embrace the name Israel, because we will wrestle, even when it means that we may leave limping.

Seeing Double

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 11/13/2014

As we navigate a world filled with complex paradoxes and certain ambiguity, we should embrace dualities and reach out to connect with that which is beyond our selves and personal experience.

Lot, the Subjective Stranger: A Call for Diversity

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 10/30/2014

But when? and how?! How do I harmoniously keep inclusion as a central value in my life, while also recognizing the need for boundaries?

A Call for Diversity: The Tower of Babel

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 10/23/2014

In this week’s Torah portion (Genesis 11:1-9) we read about the demands of the nations to create a world of sameness and uniformity: the Tower of Babel.

Sula Gordon's Bat Mitzvah Speech

Sula Gordon and Lewis Gordon, Be'chol Lashon, 09/29/2012

Being a Jew should not be about conquering your enemies. It should be about trying to make the world a better place.

Sephardic Blessings

Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Jewish Journal, 08/22/2013

How to Build a Tabernacle

Rabbi Capers Funnye, Be'chol Lashon Newsletter, 03/01/2007