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Vandals Destroyed Our Sanctuary, but Not Our Spirit

Vandals Destroyed Our Sanctuary, but Not Our Spirit Recently, a bully breached the fence surrounding Congregation Natan Ya, a Progressive synagogue in Israel, and stuck…

Cold: Prayer for a Chilly Shabbat

Cold: Prayer for a Chilly Shabbat Snow days can be fun; not so this kind of cold. It was colder in Chicago this week than…

We Need to End the Government Shutdown

We Need to End the Government Shutdown We sent a letter to Congress urging them to immediately pass legislation to fully fund the government and end the…

The Issue Remains: Two States for Two Peoples

The Issue Remains: Two States for Two Peoples In a recent New York Times op-ed, Michelle Alexander simplified the endlessly complicated Israeli Palestinian conflict –…

Fulfilling Marc Chagall's Vision of Hope and Peace

Fulfilling Marc Chagall’s Vision of Hope and Peace I recently explored some sites in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (parliament) building. A friend works there, and…

Wildfire Recovery: A Tu BiShvat Tale

Wildfire Recovery: A Tu BiShvat Tale When a wildfire leveled my home when I was 20, I fell into a deep depression. Later, when I…