Allen: Aron, you’ve always been a man of many passions and interests; even so, I was surprised to learn that Jesus was one of them. You’ve even written an emotional poem on the subject of the Crucifixion. This naturally raises a few questions. It reminds me of a scene in Chaim Potok’s novel My Name is Asher Lev… Read More The Good Shepherd
Earlier this week, we argued that clergy should take a clear stand on President Trump’s executive order on immigration, even at the cost of courting controversy. On Monday, 20 rabbis did more than that. In an act of real moral courage, they submitted themselves for arrest by blocking traffic during a 200-person T’ruah protest against the travel ban. One… Read More Update: What the Rabbis Did
Aron: Over the past few months, I’ve heard a couple of rabbis say that they didn’t want to be overly partisan. For some, it’s a matter of practicality: they argue that appearing moderate is a useful took for convincing their conservative congregants to oppose illiberal policies. A rabbi I spoke with the other day said that unless… Read More What’s a Rabbi to Do?