Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most prolific and most-quoted rabbis — described as “courageous,” “always relevant,” and “one of American Judaism’s true public intellectuals.”

His column, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service, has won several Wilbur awards for best religion column of the year. “Martini Judaism” also appears as a podcast. He delivered the keynote on spirituality at the Chautauqua Institution, and has participated in interreligious dialogue with Christian and Muslim religious leaders.  

He is the author of eleven books, which have inspired vigorous national conversations on such subjects as American Jewish identity, Israel, gender, and Jewish culture, and he has written three Torah commentaries.. His essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Commentary, the Wall Street Journal, Tablet, Forward, and JTA, as well as articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedias. He has discussed the American political scene on CNN and the BBC.

His latest book is Tikkun Ha’Am: Repairing Our People – Israel and the Crisis of Liberal Judaism. Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles has said: “This book shows why Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is among the wisest observers of our society and our souls — a Rabbi who writes with humor, depth and clarity.”

Rabbi Salkin currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, and devotes his time to writing, biking, his friends and family, and consuming vast quantities of coffee.

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