To my fellow clergy: I know it’s hard, but do more

From the Charlotte Observer, September 28, 2017 Rabbi Schindler is a Contributing Editor I admire your work. I was a congregational rabbi for more than 20 years. I know that leading a faith community requires strength – physical strength to support a flock for whom life crises have no schedule; emotional strength to help them heal; spiritual strength to unveil the holy; and moral fortitude to work for justice. Like…

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For Me, Today’s Antisemitism Is Personal

[Reprinted from the Charlotte Observer, September 2, 2017. Rabbi Schindler serves as Contributing Editor, the Observer editorial board.] Symbols have immense power to elicit emotions based on our personal history…

Born in the shadow…

Born in the shadow of the Holocaust, we hear in Charlottesville the echoes of Nazi Germany.   Born in the wake of Jim Crow, we see in Virginia the resurfacing…