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Jeffrey Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is the spiritual leader 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

A modern heroine fights antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 1, 2021
If I had posters of heroes and heroines on my wall, Deborah Lipstadt would be there.

Why the Ben & Jerry’s meltdown?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, the boycott is problematic. And it could have been worse.

‘My Unorthodox Life’: Meh

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The Netflix series isn’t antisemitic or self-hating. But there are deeper questions to mine.

Loneliness stinks. Come back to your story.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 13, 2021
(RNS) — Alone and lonely. Two different things. Guess which one I hate.

If Rabbi Leo Baeck could survive Theresienstadt, we can survive COVID.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 6, 2021
You think that clergy had it bad during COVID? Try Theresienstadt.

Why Israel got to Surfside so fast

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 28, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, Israelis rushed to help in Surfside. Because that's the entire purpose of the Jewish people.

We are Surfside, Florida

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 25, 2021
(RNS) — Prayers come in the form of deeds. So do miracles. Let's hope.

The holy war against President Biden

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — President Biden deserves Communion. At least, this rabbi thinks so.

“In the Heights” is more Jewish than it seems

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 13, 2021
(RNS) — Your summer just got instantly better. Prepare to smile and weep.

How do we talk to young people about Israel and the Palestinians?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — An Israeli and a Palestinian walk into a Jewish summer camp. No joke.

The best news out of Israel this week!

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 4, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, 'Bye, Bye Bibi.' But, dig a little deeper and prepare to be moved.

Jews need to get woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 2, 2021
The International Morality Country Club -- is it still restricted?

Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan!

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Dylan song we need. Right now.

Charles Grodin and the Jewish question

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 20, 2021
The late Charles Grodin was great in The Heartbreak Kid. It was a commentary on American Judaism.

The most radical Jewish thinker of our time has died

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — He was outrageous — a theological rebel, stunning in his thinking, difficult — and prophetic.
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