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From Anti-Semite to Bridge Builder

From Anti-Semite to Bridge Builder jherman August 3, 2021 Ten Minutes of Torah Image Read about Imam Abdullah Antepli, a Turkish-born cleric whose odyssey took…

Celebrating Emancipation Day

Celebrating Emancipation Day urjadmin July 30, 2021 Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Image It is important to pay attention to how we remember Emancipation Day…

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer jstern July 6, 2021 COVID-19 Image I sat down with Aviva recently to learn more about her Indian-Jewish heritage…

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments jstern July 6, 2021 Mental Health Image I glance at the empty box of tissues next to my bed. Worn…

My Father’s Tallit

My Father’s Tallit jstern July 6, 2021 Lifecycle Rituals Image As a child snoop, I was well acquainted with the contents of my parents’ dresser…

My Father Was a Quiet Man

My Father Was a Quiet Man jstern June 17, 2021 Secular Holidays Image My father was a quiet man. He was not one to engage…