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Kavod ha’Meit: Trans Issues for the Hevra Kadisha

Judaism, a religion that focuses primarily on life, rather than the afterlife, provides a meticulous set of standards regarding the ...

Wrong Blessing. Right.

Three weeks had passed since they had put my daughter’s hand in a cast. A small misstep while working with ...

Sacred Snacking

It is very hard after the seder to get excited about the last days of Passover. Seven/eight days of eating ...

Kaddish by Heart

The eldest son was chosen by his father to recite the Kaddish in his memory.Standing at the gravesite where his ...

Funky Kippot in the Diaspora

There is no conformity for liberal Jewish women in the synagogue when it comes to wearing a head covering. Look ...

A Presidential Ritual

Last Monday evening a light rain fell on the Capitol City where I live on 16th Street, a mile up ...