Not faith, but hope

Faith: complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. (Definitions excerpted from the Oxford Dictionary, via Google) If you had asked me a year ago whether I had faith that our

Not faith, but hope

Faith: complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. (Definitions excerpted from the Oxford Dictionary, via Google) If you had asked me a year ago whether I had faith that our

The tikkun on my shelf

This morning, I read from the Torah. It’s something I do every so often, and while it takes some work to prepare, I ultimately enjoy doing it. Nowadays, preparing a Torah part mostly means using an app on my phone that

The tikkun on my shelf

This morning, I read from the Torah. It’s something I do every so often, and while it takes some work to prepare, I ultimately enjoy doing it. Nowadays, preparing a Torah part mostly means using an app on my phone that

New York Harbor

On Sunday, I attended a rally and march that began at Battery Park. We were protesting Trump’s executive order banning anyone entering the US from seven Muslim countries and banning all new refugees. While I stood in Battery Park, I

New York Harbor

On Sunday, I attended a rally and march that began at Battery Park. We were protesting Trump’s executive order banning anyone entering the US from seven Muslim countries and banning all new refugees. While I stood in Battery Park, I

Tracking my Posts from Facebook

  Since President Trump’s inauguration, I feel like I’ve been using facebook as a kind of short-form blog. I’ve written one or two actual blog entries since then, but most of my thoughts have been posted to Facebook. A big

Tracking my Posts from Facebook

  Since President Trump’s inauguration, I feel like I’ve been using facebook as a kind of short-form blog. I’ve written one or two actual blog entries since then, but most of my thoughts have been posted to Facebook. A big

First we pray, then we take action

“When I marched in Selma, my feet were praying” – Abraham Joshua Heschel On Friday, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. On Saturday, well over a million people across the United States and across

First we pray, then we take action

“When I marched in Selma, my feet were praying” – Abraham Joshua Heschel On Friday, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. On Saturday, well over a million people across the United States and across

Last night, I dreamed about Penn Station

Last night, I went to bed knowing that Donald Trump had won the election. The announcement had not yet been made, but the trajectory was clear. I went to bed when I knew that it was over. Like many of my

Last night, I dreamed about Penn Station

Last night, I went to bed knowing that Donald Trump had won the election. The announcement had not yet been made, but the trajectory was clear. I went to bed when I knew that it was over. Like many of my

What do I tell my student?

As I sit here writing this, it’s almost midnight, and Election Day is almost over. I cast my vote around 5 pm this evening, just as the sky was dimming. I felt so hopeful, so optimistic, so proud. All day, I’ve

What do I tell my student?

As I sit here writing this, it’s almost midnight, and Election Day is almost over. I cast my vote around 5 pm this evening, just as the sky was dimming. I felt so hopeful, so optimistic, so proud. All day, I’ve