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From Seder to Iftar

I haven’t seen my friend Hafsa in a few weeks since my spouse and I enjoyed an Iftar dinner at her home, and I miss…

A Blessing for Summer

“There is a blessing for everything!” I first heard that line in an early viewing of Fiddler on the Roof, and it instilled in me…

Ode to Spontaneous Selves

  It was Fall the first time I asked my mom if I looked handsome, about halfway through my process of becoming Jewish. It’s hard…

Meet Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Meet Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Director of Education for Be’chol Lashon, an organization devoted to promoting diversity in Jewish spaces. It is because of her valuable…

Getting to No

I was saying goodbye to a man who had met with me to discuss some things. It had been an uncomfortable meeting for me in…