Joshua Hammerman

Joshua Hammerman is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Joshua Hammerman

How to be a mensch at your seder (or Easter dinner)

April 16, 2019

(RNS) — As we gather for the holidays, we all need someone who sees the spark of divinity in everyone at the table — even those whose views we can’t stand.

Your tax return is a sacred document

April 16, 2018

(RNS) — Corny as it seems, I improvise a blessing when I put my completed tax forms in the mail. (Commentary)

As a rabbi, I will violate the Sabbath to help save lives from gun violence

March 20, 2018

(RNS) — Yes, this march is so important that I — a rabbi — am going to blatantly disrupt God’s holy Sabbath. But if the ancient rabbinic sages are to be believed, that’s precisely what God wants me to do.

Why God and Ben Franklin pick the Pats

February 1, 2018

(RNS) — ‘For many years, I’ve been using biblical and other Jewish sources to pick the winner, and I’m almost always right,’ writes Rabbi Joshua Hammerman.

The Good Swastika

January 26, 2018

(RNS) — Making peace with the swastika does not mean making peace with Nazis past and present, nor with their hateful ideology – nor with their corrupted version of that symbol.

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