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Spirituality

In this speech Strassfeld addresses many issues relating to a Reconstructionist approach to spirituality. He tells his own journey which goes from rejecting Hasidic texts to embracing them. He lauds a Reconstructionist "anti-fundamentalist" approach which asks its adherents to embrace life's unknown and not need or desire singular answers. The text and audio of this speech are both available.
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After Death

What happens to us and our loved ones when we die? Can the living continue to connect with the dead, and vice versa? In this touching piece, Rabbi Jacob Staub takes readers on his personal journey through these questions.

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Gossip and Truth

Rabbi Jacob Staub reflects on an interaction he had with a plumber, through the lens of the Jewish ethical practice of not talking about other people (Shemirat Halashon).

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