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Grieving through the Omer

By Kami Knapp
What do we do when our Jewish practices are painful, when instead of anticipation and joy one is filled with hesitancy and dread?   more

The Long Road Ahead: Omer 10, Tiferet sh’be’Gevurah

By Alden Solovy
I’ve seen it happen to hikers on the trail: in the Grand Canyon, on Mount Rainier, on Mount Shasta. The length and weight of the trail can simply crush the will out of an otherwise capable hiker. Then, self-judgment finishes them off.   more

Freedom and Responsibility

By Alden Solovy
The Jewish concept of freedom is not solely about escaping bondage. It’s not freedom “from,” it’s freedom “to.”    more

When Jews and Muslims Pray Together

By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
What could we do on our little campus to foster interfaith solidarity and to bring comfort to two minority religious communities whose members are likely sad and anxious about bomb threats at JCCs and reports of rising Islamophobia?   more

Synchronicity/Beshert: Meant to Be

By Ariana Katz
Carl Jung explains a concept called synchronicity, which means that events can be “meaningful coincidences” if they are not causally related but seem to have a particular connection.   more

Whole Community Inclusion

By Mikey Hess Webber
What I have found most useful is that the word “special needs” is truly expansive. Everyday and everywhere, people face challenges, overcome obstacles, and can benefit from special accommodations.   more

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