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CLoseup of two young and cleancut men in suits with bowties as though at their wedding
Rabbi Karen Perolman
Collage of two photos includes one of a smiling man marching in a pride parade with a Shaar Zahav banner behind him and the other photo shows the same man with his husband as they both wear rainbow Star of David shirts

“It’s not as much fun being gay;
It’s now the American way.
What was edgy and cool
Is really old-school
When everyone thinks we’re OK.”

Eddie Reynolds
An interracial lesbian couple shares their first kiss on their wedding day with their friends and family cheering in the background

This Pride Month, I’m settling into my new job as a member of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality team, and one of the elements of this work that

Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo
Rainbow flag in the breeze

Pride Month, celebrated annually in June, offers an opportunity for LGBTQ folks and their allies to celebrate increased visibility.

Max Antman
Men in white tees holding up an LGBTQ rainbow flag

On May 2, 2017, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced

Max Antman
Chalk drawing of a globe with different colors of stick figures standing atop it

During Passover, the annual season of celebrating our redemption from slavery and oppression, we are confronted with the juxtaposition of our own

Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller and Alexa Broida
Green highway signs indicating proximity Alabama River and the town of Selma

A few weeks ago, 32 of us from my synagogue, Am Shalom in Glencoe, traveled to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery on a transformational journey led p

Kerry Leaf
Wooden door painted with an American flag with a large lock on it

Secretary of State
The State Department
Washington, DC.

Dear Mr. Secretary,

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Supreme Court Building

In February 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia died, leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court that remains empty to this day. President Obama quickly nominated Judge Merrick Garland from the D.C.

Max Antman
Man in a wheelchair facing a sunrise with his arms up as though celebrating

Our world is going through a major change. We’re exiting the Industrial Age moving into the new era of the Information Age.

Neil Jacobson

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