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Grief is Not a Learning Opportunity

By Ariana Katz
When I have been in moments of grief and someone tells me, “You will learn so much from this,” I want to scream.   more

On Politics and Prayer

By Alden Solovy
Torah, prayer, and politics mix. Even in an elections season that has been characterized as bitter and nasty, void of civility or compassion, the Torah does not let us off the hook.   more

Why We Need a Prayer for the Electorate

By David Zvi Kalman
A Prayer for the Electorate allows us a moment in services to recognize that civic engagement can be religious engagement, that tzedek is often fulfilled through public policy.   more

From Water to Water: A Conversion and a Taharah

By Ariana Katz
It was a week filled with water—starting with my partner Ever’s conversion to Judaism by immersion in the mikveh, the womb of the universe that moves us from one state of being to the other.    more

What Will We Seal?: Teshuvah in an Election Season

By David Ebenbach
Berosh hashanah yikatevun u've'yom tzom kippur yekhatemun. On Rosh Hashanah it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. Judaism believes in doors—or, in the metaphor of the High Holy Days, gates...  more

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