Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

Monday, July 06, 2020
02:00pm EDT

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With the regular appearance of his award-winning blog, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin has risen to the forefront of being one of American Judaism’s most prolific and most-quoted rabbis and thought leaders. He has lectured and taught in more than one hundred communities in North America, Cuba, Europe, and Israel, to people of all ages and faith traditions. 

Ever since his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing), and including his most recent books published by Jewish Publication Society, Rabbi Salkin has been known for his writing, teaching, and activism. His books are on such subjects as Jewish ritual; the meaning of masculinity; interpreting Israel and Zionism; and Judaism’s role as a speak-truth-to-power-and-culture religious tradition. Several of his books have won national awards.  

His essays have appeared in the Washington PostThe Huffington PostCommentaryTabletMosaicForward, and JTA. He has discussed the American political scene on CNN and the BBC. He has contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals, on topics ranging from theology to contemporary Jewish identity to popular culture. 

Rabbi Salkin serves as the senior rabbi of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, FL. His hobbies include playing guitar, reading voraciously, and consuming vast quantities of coffee.