We are pleased to offer the following essays as a tribute to Evolve’s editor, Rabbi Jacob Staub, upon his retirement from RRC:

Jacob Staub: Student and Teacher of Middot by Rabbi David Jaffe

Jacob Staub’s Impact on Reconstructionist Rabbinical Education by Elsie Stern

Building a Future for Reconstructing Judaism by Rabbi David Teutsch

Tribute for Rabbi Jacob Staub by Rabbi Deborah Waxman

Queer Delicacy: An Ancient Approach to Halakhah by Rabbi Alex Weissman

We are pleased to share a selection of some of Rabbi Staub’s most impactful work:

Poems:

Facing You Facing Me

First Rung

All Souls

Preparing for Psalm 27

Essays:

The Healing Serpent: Recovering Long Lost Jewish Fragments in Parashat Hukkat

Jewish Theologies and Spiritual Direction