On Tisha B’av, the meaning of Tree of Life revealed


(RNS) — The site of the most deadly attack on Jews in U.S. history is getting ready to rebuild. In early May, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh announced that Daniel Libeskind, the architect of Berlin’s Jewish Museum and the master planner of the World Trade Center district after 9/11, had been commissioned to … Read more

If Rabbi Leo Baeck could survive Theresienstadt, we can survive COVID.


“So, Rabbi, last week you wrote about whether Jews believe in angels. “What about saints?” Good question. The general definition of a saint is of someone who is exceptionally holy or close to God. In Christianity, formal recognition of sainthood requires canonization, and the attestation to the performance of miracles. Sainthood has sometimes involved the … Read more