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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.

All Stories by Jeffrey Salkin

Does God make sense?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 24, 2022
A challenging new book wants a God that we can believe in. Who is the "we"?

Why LGBTQ pride is a Jewish issue

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 20, 2022
(RNS) — The intersectionality of Jews and gays has a particular power and poignancy.

Why A. B. Yehoshua matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 16, 2022
He was my first Israeli literary crush. Here is why.

BDS goes full antisemite

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 12, 2022
(RNS) — Stop worrying if there is a hyphen in antisemitic. This is it.

Can Blacks and Jews re-boot their relationship?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 10, 2022
A quiet weekend in St. Augustine uncovers a holy place. For both Jews and Blacks.

Will God save the Queen?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 6, 2022
(RNS) — Many of us are total fans of the royals. What does that say about us, and about them?

Why ‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 3, 2022
(RNS) — Come for the story. Stay for the strong women characters.

Celebrate Jerusalem, but …

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — The Jerusalem Day Flag March is an unnecessary provocation.

It is time for our politicians to repent

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 27, 2022
Politicians are allowed -- even commanded -- to admit that they were wrong. Why don't they?

If you love the Bible and God, then love children. Live children.

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — I am so done.

Should religion influence abortion policy?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 23, 2022
(RNS) — Your theological claim cannot be the law of the land. This is America and this is 2022.

What I learned when I got COVID

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — This is what ‘positive thinking’ can get you. In the midst of it all, COVID-19 became my rabbi.

From Charleston to Pittsburgh to Buffalo, their blood cries out

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Buffalo reminds us: Jews and Blacks are allies.

The Pulitzer winner is also the most compelling Jewish novel of the past year

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — It just won the Pulitzer for fiction. It is either a tour de force, or a tour de farce. You decide.

Is Paul Simon Jewish? Or ‘Jew-ish’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — You can take the boy out of Queens. Can you take Queens out of the boy?
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