Rabbi Michael Rothbaum is spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Mass. He serves on the advisory boards of the Jewish Alliance of Law and Social Action (JALSA) and the New England Jewish Labor Committee, and is a member of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. He lives in Acton with his husband, Yiddish singer Anthony Russell.


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The Blood We Are Seeing in the Street Was Always There

by Michael Rothbaum 06-04-2020

Terrence Floyd visits the site near where his brother George was taken in Minneapolis police custody and later killed, in Minneapolis, Minn. June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Miller/File Photo

In Exodus, the Egyptians shed innocent blood. Then God made this blood visible for all to see. 

Passover During a Pandemic: The Art of Surviving and Thriving

by Michael Rothbaum 04-01-2020

We have survived catastrophe in the past. And not just survived – ultimately, we thrived.