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Jeffrey Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is the spiritual leader of Temple Solel in Hollywood, Fla., and the author of numerous books on Jewish spirituality and ethics, published by Jewish Lights Publishing and Jewish Publication Society.

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When people of faith lie about Israel

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 23, 2022
Remember "Thou shalt not bear false witness?" Some faith leaders need a brush up.

Whose ‘Torah values’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — We don't need members of Congress teaching Americans about 'Torah values.' Join me in smelling a rat.

During the Colleyville crisis, the sounds of silence

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 18, 2022
(RNS) — It’s about the crickets.

Yes, this was about the Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 16, 2022
(RNS) — Don’t gaslight the Jews. We know exactly what happened in Colleyville.

Why Ruth Wisse matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 13, 2022
A Yiddish lesson -- from one of the greatest thought leaders of our time.

Reader: What do you think of responsive readings? Congregation: Yawn

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — If you have ever found responsive readings to be boring ...

Life is not ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — Because I am not quite sure that ‘you can get anything you want.’

Don’t worry — it’s only the Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 2, 2022
(RNS) — New Year's resolution: Let's stop gaslighting ourselves.

‘So, what are you reading these days?’

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 29, 2021
(RNS) — Let’s hope we are not in for another lockdown. But if we are, these books will keep you company.

My Christmas prayer

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 25, 2021
Christmas is the American Shabbat. Think about it.

God needed an admin in heaven

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 23, 2021
(RNS) — A Christian administrative assistant taught me everything about life.

The hidden villain of ‘West Side Story’

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 20, 2021
(RNS) — 'West Side Story' has a back story — and it is not pretty.

I cannot see your face on Facebook

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 17, 2021
(RNS) — I am not having this argument. Except, if it is over a cup of coffee. Then, maybe.

A guide to Judaism’s most obscure fast day

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 14, 2021
(RNS) — Does Judaism still speak to our souls, or just to our minds?

Jews need allies. Here’s how to be one.

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 9, 2021
A quick primer on loving your neighbor as yourself.
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