Today, the sun stood still

This past Monday, a swath of the United States experienced a solar eclipse. Hordes of people flocked to areas of the country that experienced the full eclipse, and people in much of the rest of the country stood outside with

Today, the sun stood still

This past Monday, a swath of the United States experienced a solar eclipse. Hordes of people flocked to areas of the country that experienced the full eclipse, and people in much of the rest of the country stood outside with

Dear Secretary Zinke

First, some context: To quote from REI’s blog: “Right now, the Department of the Interior, headed by Secretary Ryan Zinke, is undertaking an unprecedented review of 27 national monuments established by presidents from both parties since 1996, including the San

Dear Secretary Zinke

First, some context: To quote from REI’s blog: “Right now, the Department of the Interior, headed by Secretary Ryan Zinke, is undertaking an unprecedented review of 27 national monuments established by presidents from both parties since 1996, including the San

Why is it so hard to request accommodations?

As the school year winds down, many teachers start looking ahead to next year. Will they be in the same classroom, they wonder? Or will the school decide to move them? Will they follow the same students to the next grade?

Why is it so hard to request accommodations?

As the school year winds down, many teachers start looking ahead to next year. Will they be in the same classroom, they wonder? Or will the school decide to move them? Will they follow the same students to the next grade?

Parashat Kedoshim: a follow-up

On Friday, just before Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) began, I posted about the Torah portion we would be reading in shul (synagogue) on Saturday morning. (If you haven’t read the post and want to, you can find it here. There

Parashat Kedoshim: a follow-up

On Friday, just before Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) began, I posted about the Torah portion we would be reading in shul (synagogue) on Saturday morning. (If you haven’t read the post and want to, you can find it here. There

Parashat Kedoshim: The Torah portion I love and hate

This Shabbat, when we read from the Torah, we will be reading the combined parasha (weekly Torah portion) of Achrei Mot and Kedoshim.* I have thoughts about both of these Torah portions, but it’s Kedoshim that really stands out in

Parashat Kedoshim: The Torah portion I love and hate

This Shabbat, when we read from the Torah, we will be reading the combined parasha (weekly Torah portion) of Achrei Mot and Kedoshim.* I have thoughts about both of these Torah portions, but it’s Kedoshim that really stands out in

Making sure that Never Again means Never Again

Today was Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day on the Jewish calendar. I was looking at my current profile picture on Facebook, which is of one side of the sign that I brought to a few protest rallies this winter. The sign reads,

Making sure that Never Again means Never Again

Today was Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day on the Jewish calendar. I was looking at my current profile picture on Facebook, which is of one side of the sign that I brought to a few protest rallies this winter. The sign reads,

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