Like the liturgists of old, Arlin’s work troubles us where we are too comfortable and comforts us when we are troubled
New boats come each week as the familiar ones start to leave. You connect, once a week, to the lost soul...
As we enter the month of Av, which includes the holiday of Tisha b'Av, a day of mourning for communal tragedy, we are reminded of the power of ritual to sustain us during times of loss.
I continued to wonder how a Jew-by-choice goes about honoring a dead loved one in a way that doesn’t offend non-Jewish relatives and honors my adopted Jewish traditions.