Making the Case for Hope

Our pro-democracy work reflects that most Jewish of all frustrations – Not Yet. We can envision a future where the right to vote becomes unquestionable and enshrined in our constitution. “Not yet” implies that it is coming, that what we are working for is inevitable – we just have to get there. In Genesis, promises …

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Welcoming the Stranger

When I taught high school English, my students would glean important messages and themes by looking for motifs – what phrases or ideas were repeated in the text? Repetition of ideas and concepts in text is a clue that it is important or central to the text.  In our holy text, “welcoming the stranger,” and …

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Holding Two Truths

As an American Jew, I am of two minds when it comes to America. Like nearly everybody that went through the public school system in this country, my social studies education was taught through a white supremacist lens— not overtly or intentionally but white supremacist all the same. All my life, White Supremacist meant to …

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