Reflections from a Former Matchmaker

Tu B’Av was once a day when unwed women of Jerusalem dressed in white and congregated in local vineyards to dance in the name of finding love (also, something about a grape harvest). Since then, the day has developed into what we know in 2015 as the Jewish Valentine’s Day – a time to celebrate love in any form and any stage, while wearing any color. Still, as I think about this upcoming Tu B’Av, I wonder about those women in white.

Posted on July 30, 2015

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Legal Justice vs. Social Justice: Keep Pushing Forward

On June 26th, the United States’ LGBT+ community and its allies celebrated a monumental victory when same-sex marriage was deemed a constitutional right in all 50 states. Across the country, streets filled with rainbow flags and celebratory chants that could be heard for miles. While this is certainly a time for celebration, I hope allies of the LGBT+ community are not too quick to move on to another hot-button social issue and call this one a success.

Posted on July 7, 2015

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