Rabbi Jacob Staub discusses the importance of seeing and attempting to understand people who are not like us. Even in today's world of progressive Judaism, we still encounter instances where people are marginalized by language that is used or assumptions that are made. He uses the example of heteronormativity in biblical and rabbinic texts, and outlines how these passages are not one-size-fits-all.
Rabbi Jacob Staub invokes the idea of a Jubilee year as described in the Book of Leviticus as a lens through which we should view modern societal norms.
Raqbbi Jacob Staub considers Mother's Day and Father's Day through the lens of people who don't have children.
Rabbi Jacob Staub reflects on the process of coming out.