An Unwanted Exodus

Elizabeth Leff
March 28, 2018
Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90 via Times of Israel.
Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt. The word for Egypt, Mitzrayim, is derived from m'tzarim, meaning ‘narrow straits.’ This imagery carries into the

Celebrating Refugee Birthdays in Overland Park

Rabbi Daniel Kirzane
November 20, 2017

It’s easy to be afraid of the stranger.

In fact, it’s perfectly natural.

And that’s exactly why the Torah commands us to embrace the stranger, to protect her and take her into our own home, to remember our own periods of vulnerability and to act with