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Falling in Love With Yom Kippur

3 weeks ago

I fell in love last weekend.  Hard-core. I’d fallen before, but this time it was different: it was the holiest day of the Jewish calendar year, Yom Kippur, and I fell back in love with ritual and religious practice. And…

Grok Culture

Rejected By My Religious Community & Hollywood

10 months ago

[Featured image by Leora Veit] When I was 8 years old, my favorite teacher assigned the class a project: write about what you want to be when you grow up. I answered the truth: I want to be a movie…