Jummah Reflection: I Love You.

Jummah Reflection: I Love You.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Have you ever been in love? I mean real love. Not just the kind that we make movies about. The kind that transcends and envelopes and overwhelms all senses? The kind of love that…

Jummah Reflection: Your Ego is Not Your Amigo

Jummah Reflection: Your Ego is Not Your Amigo

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’m thinking about how little time we have in our lives here on planet earth. In the eternal stream of things, our individual existence is a tiny blip. The one thing we…

Jummah Reflection: You Are Being Played.

Jummah Reflection: You Are Being Played.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. When I was a little girl, there was an older person who used to tease me mercilessly. This person understood my triggers, noticed when things bothered me, and found it amusing to choose random…

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…