Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbinic Fellow

Deborah Sacks Mintz

Biography

Deborah Sacks Mintz is a fourth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Originally from New York City, Deborah earned degrees in music performance and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate studies at JTS, Deborah worked for nearly a decade in Jewish experiential education at the Neve Hannah Children’s home in southern Israel, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Los Angeles, and served as the Director of Education at Shir Chadash in New Orleans. A musician and ba’al tefilah, Deborah serves on faculty at Hadar, facilitating workshops on empowered and songful prayer, as well as composing and recording new Jewish music. Her debut album of original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse, was released this past spring.

Articles Written by
Deborah Sacks Mintz

Toward Shabbat: Hayei Sarah

This past Shabbat, my family and I were called to our kitchen window by the sound of crowds cheering, cars ...

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Taste of Haftarah: Hazon

Our final haftarah of this three-week period of reflection and grief begins with Isaiah’s hazon (vision)—th...

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Toward Shabbat: Hukkat-Balak

Two hundred and forty-four years ago this weekend, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Dec...

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Taste of Torah: Shelah Lekha

In this moment of upheaval in which we find ourselves, when we feel our own hearts have departed us, we mus...

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Taste of Torah: Bamidbar

As we continue our journey through our own midbar—our own wilderness—may we remember that Torah is indeed f...

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Taste of Torah: Tazria-Metzora

In this week’s parashah, Tazria-Metzora, we read of the conditions that make one exist in a state of tumah ...

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Taste of Torah: Vayikra

This week we begin a new book of the Torah, marking the end of Exodus narrative and diving deep into the Is...

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Taste of Torah: Terumah

How might we reconcile these two distinct expressions of giving as presented in the text—bringing from the ...

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Taste of Torah: Bo

When we don’t truly see one another—by responding to someone’s needs, being attentive to their pain, and ce...

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