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Peace Boots

The morning after: Having arrived at Genesis 18:23 with my 9th graders, it seemed like the only thing to do ...

Silver & Gold Study Buddies

My Jewish life has always been active. I became a Bat Mitzvah right on time, inherited the position of cantorial ...

Do you love me, or not?

Towards the beginning of the Tractate Berachot  (27b-28a) in the Talmud, there is a story about Rabban Gamaliel (the second ...

Maybe We Should Give Up On Tolerance…

A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine — another rabbi, who is a friend of my current havruta [Jewish study ...

Exceeded Expectations

There is a famous story in the Talmud that describes several rabbis arguing about whether a fellow’s oven is fit ...

Embracing Challenges

I have a weak knee, which may someday need to be replaced. I know the single most important thing I ...

An Open Letter to Tom and Transgender Teens Everywhere

Last week the story of Tom Chai Sosnik, a teenager that came out as transgender at Tehiyah Day School, his ...

What Matters is You (Not if the Dress is Black & Blue or White & Gold)

Last weekend a group of 60+ LGBTQ and ally teens joined together for the 4th annual Keshet/Hazon LGBTQ & Ally ...

We Are The Light: What Parshat Tetzavah Teaches Us About Coming Out

Last weekend a group of 60+ LGBTQ and ally teens joined together for the 4th annual Keshet/Hazon LGBTQ & Ally ...

Our Ten Most Popular Posts of 2014

With the first month of 2015 behind us, we thought we’d share our most popular blog posts of the past ...