Many of us struggle with an instinct to take the world's problems onto our shoulders. We're not the first, of course - Moses also faced the same challenge. How do we see ourselves as meaningful change agents without drowning in the sea of work that remains to be done?
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Sally Priesand as the first woman to be ordained at a Jewish seminary. We pause to consider the role of women in the rabbinate for the past half-century as well as trailblazers in other areas and fields.
“To be effective, the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.”