Rabbi Richard Hirsh wonders if Jewish texts and teachings ever lead us to a position different from those we already hold, and Rabbi Jill Maderer responds, looking to Pirke Avot to help us find a way to broaden and challenge our thinking.
Rabbi Kevin Bernstein explores why rabbis have been slow to understand that synagogues are no longer the defining institution for American Jews, and Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin suggests ways rabbis and synagogues need to reinvent themselves for the 21st century.
A blend of Jewish thought and rabbinic insight into contemporary issues that touch our society both locally and globally. Area rabbis with a wide range of affiliations will share their views in this communal blog, run in conjunction with the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.
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