Halakha as a Petaled Flower – Lessons from Rabbi Daniel Siegel

Judaism does many things well, including dealing intelligently with those in doubt. Our practices honor grief and offer mourners time for their sorrow. There is also plenty of joy to be had in our variegated traditions. But Judaism also has a problem. It is easy for members of the tribe to feel they are not “Jewish enough” because they feel – or worse, they’re told – that they don’t know enough. Hence, my humiliated Self. At least I knew what to do: I sent my Self to Reb Daniel. Continue reading