Issues Contacting Me?

It’s come to my attention that some people have had problems emailing me through this site (aka emails aren’t going through!) We’re working on fixing that–but in the meantime, if you need to find me, please email rabbi DOT ruttenberg @...

On Doing Joy

“When the month of Adar enters, we increase our joy!” So declares the Talmud (Taanit 29a). The Hebrew month of Adar—which began Saturday night—is famously a month of joy, of celebration. There are a few obvious reasons for this—the winter is finally...

Yom Kippur and Joy

Danya Ruttenberg On Joy and Yom Kippur (This sermon is protected by a Creative Commons license. Please link and attribute.) For most of my life, I thought of Yom Kippur as a time that was serious, bordering on the dour. It’s a time for fear and trembling, a time for...

New Website!

Welcome to my shiny new website! Soon, I’ll post about new writing, putting speaking dates in the calendar function, and other things here. Thanks to Angel Adeyoha for the great redesign.

Bloggidy. Or Don’t Much, Really.

As many of you may have noticed, this blog hasn’t really been active for a while. A kid, a new job that I’m just starting, and the various other things that fill up a life have turned blogging into that thing I don’t do anymore. Grad school was great...

PW Review and Profile!

The Passionate Torah is starting to get ready for its big debut in June! Yay. A wonderful review and profile in Publishers Weekly this week–I’m totally tickled:The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism Edited by Danya Ruttenberg. New York Univ., $19.95 paper...

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