President Trump makes right call, in the wrong way, on Jerusalem

[From the Charlotte Observer, December 8, 2017. Rabbi Schindler is a Contributing Editor for the Observer Editorial Board.] I love Jerusalem. It has been part of my life for 36 years, from the time I was a high school student there. I would visit my father, a global Jewish leader, at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel when he was in Israel for meetings – often connecting with his close friend and…

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Zionism and social justice: can they co-exist?

[From the Charlotte Observer, November 23, 2017. Rabbi Schindler is a Contributing Editor for the Observer Editorial Board. Photo by Miriam Alster.] I am a Rabbi. I am a social…

thanksgiving – an equation

thanksgiving an equation of what I have lost versus what I have and embracing the blessings before me seemingly unsolvable profound pain friends feel – lost spouses, lost children, leaving…

Something Worth Fighting For

[Delivered at Stateseville Avenue Presbyterian Church, November 12, 2017. Based on Isaiah 2:4.] As this is Veteran’s Day weekend, I thought I’d open with a cute story about a little…