Category Archives: Multidimensional Judaism

What is Ahead of Me?

Rachel S. Harris
February 26, 2013

For the mothers of single daughters – this column is for you…. In her article this month Susan Silverman says what is ahead of us is built upon what is behind us. She argues that the values, Jewish ideals, and religious beliefs we have, direct our hand at every turn so that the decisions that More »


B’Shem Hashem

Emily Goldberg
February 21, 2013

B’shem Hashem, elohei Yisrael B’ymini Michael u-smoli Gavriel U-milfanai Uriel, me’acharai Raphael V’al roshi, v’al roshi, Shechinat-El This song, also known as Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s “Angel Song,” unifies Jews from every corner of the world. The simple words are chanted into a beautiful chorus of harmonies and melodies that invite the immanent presence of God More »


Reading Torah Multidimensionally

Alex Braver
February 19, 2013

I live with a multidimensional relationship to my Judaism.  On the one hand, I live a fairly traditional life, I read texts from the rabbinic tradition and make personal and spiritual meaning from Jewish rituals.  Yet on the other hand, I see a human hand in the tradition’s formation.  I learn about Torah from a More »


Nothing or Everything?

Rachel Petroff Kessler
February 12, 2013

The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches: “One generation goes, another comes, but the earth remains the same forever (1:4).” I read deep into this: We are but a speck, a spot. Eternity precedes us and infinity follows us. We ground ourselves in this moment, knowing that our time is fleeting. We put our troubles, our egos, More »


Linking Time and Space to Cross Dimensions

Emma Goldberg
February 10, 2013

Walking through Central Park with his students, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel used to stop now and then and cry out, “Look at the trees!” All conversation would pause, all serious matters being discussed put on hold and for the moment all that mattered was the trees. Maybe they were pink and budding with spring flowers. More »