Jummah Reflection: I Build Bridges

Jummah Reflection: I Build Bridges

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’m thinking about “building bridges” – particularly in an interfaith context. A lot of people use this term to refer to all interfaith activities. But I want to be very clear: Building…

Jummah Reflection: Own Your Shit.

Jummah Reflection: Own Your Shit.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Yesterday at the Texas Conference for Women, I listened to Viola Davis deliver one of the most inspiring and beautiful talks I’ve ever heard. I wish every single person I know could have been…

Jummah Reflection:  I'm a Muslim

Jummah Reflection: I’m a Muslim

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This morning I’m thinking about what it means to be a Muslim. I am coming up on 19 years in this tradition–almost half my life now, Alhamdolillah. I’m eternally grateful to Allah (SWT) for…

Jummah Reflection: You Should Feel Bad

Jummah Reflection: You Should Feel Bad

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, TGIF… and also, G’mar Hatima Tova to my Jewish friends, and to my Shia friends – may your observance of Ashura be filled with meaning. Every day is Ashura, every Heart is Karbala. Today marks an…

Jummah Reflection: Discomfort Beats Delusion Any Day

Jummah Reflection: Discomfort Beats Delusion Any Day

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Sometimes I envy those with righteous certainty, who wield their condescending dogmas like weapons. Those who never question their beliefs, or feel the need to constantly examine their own foundations for cracks. I used…

Jummah Reflection: Do you really want FREEDOM?

Jummah Reflection: Do you really want FREEDOM?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! This week I’m thinking about “freedom” and how few people really want it. Now, most people will say that they want “freedom” if you ask them outright, but the truth is that they only…

Jummah Reflection | Proximity Is Not Peace

Jummah Reflection | Proximity Is Not Peace

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I wrote a piece for Tablet Magazine about the need to take our interfaith work to the next level. To go beyond the kumbaya-touchy-feely-hummus-and-holiday engagement. As my friend and colleague Rabbi Susan…

Jummah Reflection | The Web

Jummah Reflection | The Web

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   Some days I am overwhelmed by a consciousness of the interconnectedness that is the human experience.   I’ll look down and ponder the many people who touched the bracelet on my arm–from the…

Jummah Reflection | Just Be.

Jummah Reflection | Just Be.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Due to the loss of life I’ve witnessed recently, including one in my own circle of friends, I’ve been thinking a lot in the past couple weeks about impermanence. The trip I took to…

Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   I’m preparing to take a social media break for the next couple weeks and devote my energy to writing the story of my spiritual journey. This is not an easy story to write,…