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Langston Hughes (1902-1967) wrote in his poem Let America Be America Again: Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream […]
Let’s grant one thing from the outset: The vast majority of people who are at this very moment demonstrating at the Capitol, while Congress is counting was trying to count the Electoral College vote, believe they are there to prevent a vast injustice. The inappropriate and lawless behavior in which they are engaging arises from the best […]
What a year! Nothing has been normal since Spring. Literally every human being on the planet has had to reckon with COVID-19. With nearly 30 million cases and close to 1 million deaths worldwide, there is no place untouched. We are indeed blessed who live in upstate New York, where we were shut down early […]
🎵 Kol ha-olam kulo gesher tsar me’od… V’ha-ikar lo l’fached k’lal. “All the world is a very narrow bridge, And the essential thing is not to to be afraid … at all.” — Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav The bridge feels really narrow, sometimes these days. And I don’t […]
May 5781 be a year in which we build each other up, hold each other up, dress each other up, and expand the circle of safety, peace, justice, and love in our lives.
Blessed are You, FABULOUS ONE, Who loves each of us just as we are.
Psalm 27 is traditionally added to the service during the month of Elul leading up to Rosh HaShanah. I’ve often asked myself why.
Thanks to Seth Liebson for sending me this great shofar call video! Today's winner of the Jewish internet Kudos to Mallory Palmer Posted by Adrian Durlester on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Community means something different these days. So does gathering. In person, we must take elaborate precautions (masks, distance, abundant air) to protect ourselves and the those with whom we gather from the possiblity of infecting each other. So most of our gatherings take place electronically — by phone, through an on-line forum like Facebook, or on […]