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Another Year of Shifts, Transitions, Grief and Dreams

6 months ago

Today is April 9. The ninth day of the fourth month. The day is full. Passover, the Jewish festival of Freedom celebrating the Exodus from Egypt  -the transformation from slavery to liberation – begins tomorrow night. There are so many…

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The Upside-Down of Purim

7 months ago

[Photo: Queen Esther denouncing Haman / Ernest Normand] Purim. Everything gets turned upside down on this holiday. Indeed. Purim is a celebration unlike any other in our religious tradition. It is our only holiday with no reference to God in the…

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Three Things No One Told Me About Grief

10 months ago

My father died 1 year and 7 and a half months ago. The first year was unbelievably hard but as I have written about extensively here, the rituals of grieving laid out by my religious tradition guided me through that…