Author

  • Rabbi Alex Hamilton

    Rabbi Alex Hamilton was raised in Oklahoma City at Emanuel Synagogue. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University, where he served as president of the largest Hillel in North America. He studied for a year of intense learning at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City. He graduated in May 2023 from JTS where he also received a Masters in Hebrew Bible. He is currently serving as an active duty Navy Chaplain in Yokosuka, Japan. He is a USY, Ramah, Nativ, and Conservative Yeshiva alum. He happily married Adeena in September of 2020 and they recently adopted a black lab named Buddy.

Temple Envy

Temple Envy

This an exploration of my "temple envy" through the emotions of grief, wonder, and desire for Jewish unity during a recent vacation to Nikko.
Mysteriousness of the Makom

Mysteriousness of the Makom

The mysteriousness of the makom comes into view when looking at all of the divine places, especially mountains, in our literature.