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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

If you’re religious and supported President Trump

January 11, 2021

(RNS) — Can you simultaneously believe in God and the president?

How Jewish is “Ma Rainey”?

January 5, 2021

The late Chadwick Boseman was amazing in “Ma Rainey.” Even more than you think.

The religious word of the year: COVIDOLOGY

December 29, 2020

Is COVID-era faith a Nehru jacket? Or a Brooks Brothers suit that simply needs a new tie?

The best religion books of 2020

December 23, 2020

Biblio-therapy for the ill at ease. That means — all of us.

That’s Dr. Biden to you!

December 15, 2020

(RNS) — You call a professional what that person wants to be called. End of discussion.

Yes, Roald Dahl was a Jew-hater

December 8, 2020

(RNS) — The family of the late British novelist and screenwriter has given the Jewish people an early Hanukkah gift: an apology.

No tears for that Iranian scientist

December 1, 2020

(RNS) — That Iranian scientist was planning mass murder. That is all you need to know. Almost all.

When visible Jews endanger lives

November 25, 2020

(RNS) — You think it’s anti-Semitic to criticize Orthodox Jewish gatherings? Then you might want to rethink Judaism.

President Trump is a religious leader

November 17, 2020

(RNS) — Trumpism, like other bad religions, denies science, identifies dark forces and denies reality.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks taught Judaism to the world

November 9, 2020

(RNS) — You know that whole ‘light to the nations’ thing? That was Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. His memory is a blessing.

Welcome to Sodom, USA

November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Cry the beloved country. No matter who wins.

‘Borat’ is dead serious

October 27, 2020

(RNS) — Forget, for a moment, about the banality of evil. There is also a banality of goodness, and Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie finds it, despite itself.

The hidden Jewishness of the Chicago 7

October 20, 2020

(RNS) — ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ on Netflix hints at the internal Jewish drama that played out in the trial of Abbie Hoffman and his accomplice, Jerry Rubin.

COVID Judaism is now competitive religion

October 14, 2020

(RNS) — The danger of online worship is that the individual worshipper abandons his or her own community and becomes a browser via the browser for spiritual audiovisual experiences.

For Trump, COVID-19 is about toxic masculinity

October 6, 2020

(RNS) — Donald Trump should heed how King Hezekiah — a ‘real man’ of the Bible — handled adversity. He cried.

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