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Jeffrey Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is the rabbi of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Florida and the author of numerous books on Jewish spirituality and ethics, published by Jewish Lights Publishing and Jewish Publication Society.

All Stories by Jeffrey Salkin

Bring Leonard Cohen home for the High Holy Days

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 22, 2022
What can a late, lamented singer-songwriter teach us about inwardness and the Jewish new year? Plenty.

You must watch Ken Burns’ PBS series on America and the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — This documentary about the Holocaust was made for our times. To understand the darker elements of America, it is required viewing.

The worst college story you’ll read all year

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 15, 2022
You send your kids to college. Everything will be just fine. Really?

The scandal of Hasidic education — a cry from the heart

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — We are reeling from the report on Hasidic education. We needed to hear about this and we need to help repair it.

We need a louder and broader Jewish voice

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — Craig Taubman is not just a singer. He might actually be a latter-day prophet.

Why Queen Elizabeth mattered

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — It turns out we needed a queen all along.

Fifty years after the Munich massacre

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 5, 2022
(RNS) — The massacre at Munich, 50 years ago, came to define my life and my calling.

Is “Mo” on Netflix good for the Jews?

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 2, 2022
"Mo" is funny, poignant, sad, and biting. It's OK. Jews can take it.

The greatest forgotten hero of modern Jewish history

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — Herzl was perhaps the greatest Jew of modern history. But, who made Herzl Herzl?

You say you want a revolution? Try the Bible

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 26, 2022
It's a noisy text. I wouldn't want it any other way.

It’s Cheney-mania!

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 24, 2022
(RNS) — There’s something about Liz.

No, Mr. Abbas, there weren’t ‘50 Holocausts’

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 22, 2022
(RNS) — It is vulgar, inaccurate — and all too common. Hold the metaphor, please.

My favorite Christian author has died

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 19, 2022
(RNS) — He wrote one of the best lines about the religious life that I have ever read. I miss him already.

They’re banning Anne Frank. Are you kidding me?!?!

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 17, 2022
(RNS) — Warning: They are coming for our young people’s brains.

What stabbed Salman Rushdie?

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 16, 2022
(RNS) — This was not only an attack on an author. It was an attack on culture and civilization itself.
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