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This week's Torah portion, Pinchas, includes the story of five sisters who came before Moses to chal

Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser
Five women, seen from behind, arms raised and holding hands

In the period of wandering between the Exodus from Egypt and the entrance into the Promised Land, Moses is instructed many times to count the Israelites.

Sarah Greenberg
Israeli and rainbow flags at gay pride parade in Tel Aviv

The first time I participated in a gay pride parade was in 1981, when I marched with my mother as part of the contingent from PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Cantor Evan Kent
Transgender symbol painted on young person's palm

One of my earliest memories of queerness happened at home, watching TV with my mom. There was a special about a transgender woman, and I was intrigued.

Lea Andersen
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
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
Young girl with blonde curls dressed in superhero costume with mask and boxing gloves

Equal Pay Day symbolizes the extra time women, on average, need to work each year to earn the same salary as men.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
U.S. Capitol

No matter which candidate you voted for, today is a momentous day. It marks the beginning of a new period in our shared history.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Safety pins

Dating has always proved to be a challenging trick for me. For many of the black men I meet, my being Jewish is a problem, as the hope and expectation is that I would be Christian.

Marra B. Gad

The recent Torah portion Parashat Balam tells the story of Balam, a popular magic man known throughout the Ancient Nea

Rabbi Dr. Linda Henry Goodman

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