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Getting Closer to Death Brought Her Closer to Life

11 months ago

About seven years ago I was serving as a volunteer in San Rafael, CA with my synagogue’s bikkur cholim group, the group of people who visit those who are sick or elderly, when Rabbi Michael Lezak, who leads the group,…

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Pride 2016: Empty Chairs at My Wedding

1 year ago

Empty Chairs at My Wedding by Shay Benjamin I was in my own musical reverie, headphones on, purchasing some dinner ingredients in a neighborhood store, when I happened to look up and glimpse an acquaintance, an Orthodox woman, doing her…

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Gun Violence, Prayer & Action

1 year ago

Image: “Hannah at Prayer,” by Wilhelm Wachtel (Polish, 1875–1942), via artnet (From the writer & the editor: This essay, written in the days after the UCLA shooting, is about bringing prayer to action. Only days later, in a single weekend, a talented…