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Getting Unstuck Through the Mouth of a Donkey

In 1981, a pamphlet was published by Narcotics Anonymous, which included the following statement: The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. Now, to be clear, that is obviously not the actual definition of insanity, and it is surely not the definition of those with mental illness. This is not…Read on →

We Could Be Miriam: For the Protection of Immigrant Children

A 12-year-old boy: “I’m hungry here all the time. I’m so hungry that I have woken up in the middle of the night with hunger… I’m too scared to ask the officials here for any more food, even though there is not enough food here for me. I saw a child ask for more food…Read on →

Together, We Will Rise

Earlier this week, at home with our two year old, a great moment finally arrived. I was drinking from our mug that says: A woman’s place is in the resistance, with a picture of Princess Leia on it. And our toddler pointed at it and looked at me inquisitively. And I took a deep breath…Read on →

Different, But the Same

This is my final column as your Intentional Interim Rabbi (2018–2019), a chance to look back on the year past, and to peek around the corner at what is yet to come. “Much will be the same this year, and much will be different,” I wrote in my first column last fall. And so it…Read on →

Forgotten Figures

The theme of the March/April issue of The Bulletin was “Jewish Heroes and Heroines: Inspiration for Our Times.”   I’m pleased to share my column featuring brief profiles of two inspiring but forgotten figures of Union Temple. “Ask the Rabbi” sessions, which I held with our Second Grade, and Sixth/Seventh Grade classes, follow.    Adolph M….Read on →

Looking Back and Moving Forward

What better way to look backward and forward at the same time than to listen to the voices of our temple’s children. How much they have grown over their few short years. How blessed we are to know that they are our collective future! Over the course of my tenure at Union Temple this year,…Read on →