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A Moonstone for the Feast of Tabernacles: Celebrating Sukkot as a part of a Jewish and Queer Community

The theory of a sukkah feels queer to me – a temporary, self-built space for the purpose of shelter, but ...

Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Resources and Reflections

This year we’ve rounded up a menu of our past Sukkot and Simchat Torah posts for you to explore. Below you’ll find resource guides, rabbinical ...

Coming Out for my Transgender Daughter

There it sat and it had sat for a very long time. We felt exhausted, vulnerable, and full of anxiety. ...

What are you going to do to make the whole world a safe zone?

We mark time, Jewishly, through the cycle of the Jewish calendar and holidays. Each month and holiday poses questions for ...

Goals and Hopes During Elul

It’s the most magical time of the year.And it’s not Christmas.It’s Elul!I love the month of Elul because it is ...

Being Terrified, But Never Terrorized, In an LGBTQ Nightclub

In 2006, at age 23, I went to a gay bar for the first time.I went by myself, because I ...

From a Rabbi, An Open Letter to People Who Are LGBTQ

It is now four days since the heinous attack in Orlando. In the world of cable news, an eternity has ...

In the Wake of Orlando, An Open Letter to LGBTQ Teens Everywhere

The last 72 hours are a study in contrast on what it means to be human. Jews across the world ...

Prayer & Mourning

Yesterday, like many others in our community this month, I marched in a Pride Parade.The day began with the cheers ...

Passing the Pride Along

It’s Pride season, although I celebrate all year long! But recently there’s been a lot of talk about our gay ...

What I Want For Validity

The week before I wrote this poem I was having a discussion with my mother about how I presented my gender ...

A Letter to Harvey Milk

This Sunday, May 22, Harvey Milk would have been 86 years old. Although his life was cut short, his pioneering ...