Begin to Confront Discomfort a...

Feb 10, 2020 by

Dear Rabbis, I am very grateful to Rabbi Person for offering me space on the Ravblog to share a few words with you. She suggested,...

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A Hands-On Farming Experience ...

Feb 5, 2020 by

My name is Rabbi Jessy Dressin, and I am a community rabbi in Baltimore and the Director of Repair the World Baltimore, an...

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Embedding Ourselves in Baltimo...

Jan 30, 2020 by

When the planning committee for the upcoming 2020 CCAR Convention met last spring, we asked ourselves, “How could we be in Baltimore...

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The Beauty of a Southern Jewis...

Oct 8, 2019 by

The front desk clerk at my Montgomery, Alabama hotel cheerfully told me, “I have a river-view room for you.” Night had fallen; but...

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Hyde Amendment Anniversary

Oct 4, 2019 by

We read Nitzvaim the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah and again on Yom Kippur Morning.   In this portion, we are told we...

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Reckoning with the Sins of Sla...

Oct 4, 2019 by

I was pleased to see that the Central Conference of American Rabbis led a rabbinic mission to Montgomery, Alabama. A little more than...

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Truth, Justice and Reconciliat...

Sep 3, 2019 by

The last day of any mission, trip or conference leads one to think about travel and arriving safely at home.  I mean, what could...

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Truth, Justice and Reconciliat...

Aug 26, 2019 by

Today started with us learning text, the lifeblood of our rabbinic life, the source of our authority.  It is essential that we...

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