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Interfaith News: Women’s Voices

The October 2012 issue of TIO: The Interfaith Observer features an article about the first anniversary of She Answers Abraham.  After a year of writing and managing the blog, I was invited by TIO Editor Paul Chaffee to reflect on the accomplishments of this writing project, which Chaffee describes as “blogging a deeper dialogue.”  After reading “She Answers Abraham Celebrates First Anniversary,” be sure to subscribe to the blog and join the conversation!

In March 2012, I was honored to be a guest blogger at State of Formation, a forum where emerging religious and ethical leaders share their ideas.  “Finding Judaism in Unexpected Places,” a personal reflection about my involvement in interfaith work, was published on March 28th. Earlier that month, the editor of TIO: The Interfaith Observer invited me to answer the question: “What do women bring to the interfaith table?”  You can read my response, along with those of four other women who are leading thinkers and activists in the interfaith movement, in their March newsletter.

Books in Print

Reflections on the RabbinateRabbi Jeff Salkin’s Text Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens includes my “text message” about Parashat Vayakhel. Now available from Jewish Lights.

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia was made available online by the Jewish Women’s Archive.  Learn more about Janet Harris and Reina Hartmann in two entries that I wrote for the print edition (1997), which are now accessible there.


The Soul of the Underdog

Soul of the UnderdogMy decision to pursue a career in the rabbinate was deeply influenced by my upbringing as a New York Mets fan in the 1970’s and 1980’s. To read more about the connection between baseball and Talmud study, visit and read my essay titled “The Soul of the Underdog,” published online by This I Believe, Inc., National Public Radio and Atlantic Public Media. (January 2008)



Reflections on the Rabbinate

TorahSeveral years ago, I was privileged to write an article at the invitation of Professor Jack Wertheimer of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (New York). This piece, titled “Transdenominationalism and the Future of the Conservative Movement,” was published in a symposium collection in Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Life & Thought, Issue 215/216, Volume 54, Summer/Fall 2005. It is available for download at Amazon.