Marriage from the beginning

Any day now, the Supreme Court will announce its decision on whether same-sex marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution. Rather than comment on what I believe the court should decide, I’ll follow the example of Messiah Yeshua and respond to a controversial marriage-related question with a look at marriage itself. I’m referring… Continue reading Marriage from the beginning

The first and last wedding

The family is the true ecumenical experience of all humankind.  Edwin H. Friedman Parashat B’reisheet (Gen. 1:1-6:8) tells of the beginning of all things, including marriage, which is the first of all human relationships, the foundation of every human family. God himself brings the first woman to the first man, and the man says, “This… Continue reading The first and last wedding

The purpose of particularity

Questions are among the sharpest tools for Jewish Bible study. For millennia, Jewish sages and scholars have been probing the sacred text with questions and uncovering priceless truths in the process. Next week, on Simchat Torah, we'll roll the Torah scroll back to the beginning for another year of reading, and the ancient sage Rabbi… Continue reading The purpose of particularity