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Alef is for Alien

I am very excited to share a new resource for those of you readers who teach, parent, babysit, or ever encounter young people who could/should/would learn Hebrew. My colleague Rabbi Michael Sommer (aka Abba Sababa) has written an awesome book … Continue reading

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I’m having trouble reading

I’m not sure what it is exactly but I just don’t seem to be reading as many books as I once did. I remember right after MY MOM died I definitely wasn’t reading. My eyes were tired from crying and … Continue reading

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Remembering far too many to name…

From California Faith for Equality‘s blog and written by yours truly: Today, Tuesday, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance. California Faith for Equality remembers and honors the countless people who are transgender who have died. Prayer for Transgender Day … Continue reading

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Elementary school musings

This past weekend I attended my elementary school reunion. That’s right, elementary school. I attended Baldwin Hills Gifted Magnet for all six of those years (until we moved from LA to MN). Thanks to the magic of Facebook. one of … Continue reading

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People, do not get lazy!

The above photo is one of my favorites because it accurately displays my family’s devotion to one another, our sense of humor, and our collective strength. This photo was taken when MY MOM was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. By … Continue reading

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What a day!

I do not know what happened but I promise when I took this photo it was rotated 90 degrees to the right so just tilt your head and it will be fine. This is a picture of me just after … Continue reading

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Well hello there

Why hello there

It has been an insanely long time since I wrote a blog post, mostly because I have lots of ideas running through my mind and not enough time to actually write things down. School is occupying the majority of my time right now. In lieu of a formal graduate thesis for this program I am tasked with writing a curriculum guide. Every graduate of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR writes this guide on a topic of their choosing for any of the following settings: camp, religious school, adult education or day school. My curriculum guide is about Modern Hebrew poetry for adult learners in the congregational setting. Exciting, right?

A lot of interesting things have been happening in Israel. By ‘interesting’ I mean completely ridiculous and offensive. The political cartoon connected to this post effectively sums up what is going on. If you haven’t seen the flash mob video from Beit Shemesh, you can watch it here.

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