After Charlottesville

Aug 15, 2017 by

On August 21, 1790, George Washington wrote to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island: “…the Government of the...

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On anti-Semitism

Jul 18, 2017 by

Once, when I was about 22 years old and living in San Francisco, I was at an evening meeting of volunteers who were coming together...

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Neither Babylon nor Jerusalem:...

Jun 14, 2017 by

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world. Conversations about global Judaism tend to focus on one or the other,...

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Wonder Woman is My Rabbi: A Fa...

Jun 5, 2017 by

Let me start out with an admission: I am an unabashed fangirl of DC comics’ pantheon of characters. Ever since I secretly watched...

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WUPJ Connections 2017 – Differ...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s Connections 2017 conference in...

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CCAR 2017 Convention: “We Need...

Mar 20, 2017 by

There’s a saying attributed to Rabbi Elliot Kleinman that the weather at convention is always “72 and fluorescent” (I’d say it’s...

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Med...

Feb 7, 2017 by

Tell me, have you walked among the trees recently? I will never forget the quality of the silence in the redwood forest we used to...

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Funny, You Don’t Look Li...

Jan 27, 2017 by

How many times have I been told, “Funny, you don’t look like a rabbi!” Thirty-six years ago, when I was working as a hospital...

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