Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Secret of the Sea

Written by Miriam Anzovin “Would’st thou,”—so the helmsman answered, “Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery!”                                                                                                                    -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Secret of the Sea Last summer, … Continue reading

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The Long Road

Written by Todd Kates On July 26, 2011, the 6th anniversary of his adoption by me from a Russian orphanage, my son officially converted to Judaism at Mayyim Hayyim.  On October 1, 2011, he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in front … Continue reading

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Ensuring the Future

Written by Madeline Mayer While sitting in my Fundraising and Philanthropy class last week, someone remarked vehemently, “I think that more people should give anonymous gifts.  I think that it is self-serving when there are several buildings all with one … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle

Written by Rachel Galper Rachel wrote this monologue for Libi Eir’s “Scenes from the Mikveh Monologues” production. For as long as I could remember, I’d hated myself. I hated my body, my feelings, and the dark, nasty voices inside my head. I hated … Continue reading

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Words of Reflection, Hope, and Healing

In the midst of our month-long series honoring National Domestic Abuse Awareness month, we offer you a selection of quotes from our guest books.  These words of reflection, hope, and healing have been left for you to read by our … Continue reading

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Spread Over Us the Shelter of Your Peace

Written by Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein Another version of this post was first published on the Academy for Jewish Religion website. Sitting in a private bathroom stall on Rosh Hashanah at my synagogue, I notice a sign for a hotline for … Continue reading

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It takes elbows…

Written by Aliza Kline What does it take to create real change in Jewish life? I mean real change, not just changing language from kiruv to outreach to engagement. I mean changing access to ritual, and reframing Jewish experiences so … Continue reading

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