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Closeup of an adult and a child holding hands

The day after the acts of terror and hate in Charlottesville, my friend and colleague Sara posted the following on Facebook:

Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Colored pencils placed in a way such that their tips create negative space in the shape of a heart

As I skimmed headlines on the Israel new sites I check daily, I saw many of the same topics that have filled this space for the past few weeks. I ran through the list in my head: Kotel? Check.

Chelsea Feuchs
Bride and groom walk hand in hand away from their outdoor wedding altar where friends and family wave to them in celebration

I remember my own summers at Reform Jewish summer camps better than almost anything else at that time of my life.

Suzie Lyon
The author with his husband and son

One day my son Jacob will ask how he was made, and I have the answer ready for this inevitable question: “God, science, and a whole lot of love.” Of course, there are many more details to his story

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg
Hersches

In the background of my daily thoughts and awareness, my grief over the loss of my wife of 53 ½ years is unrelenting.

Joel Hersch
Feet and ankles of a person lying in a hammock

Shabbat is a radical, transformative idea.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
Well worn cover of cookbook: Crisco Recipes for the Jewish Housewife

I have always been the cook in our family and during the last two years, I’ve started to branch out into baking.

Rabbi Anthony Fratello
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
Father and young childen facing the ocean with their feet in the water

For the dads up to their elbows in poopy diapers
and the dads whose kisses cover every owie
and always know where the bandaids are

Rabbi Michael Adam Latz
Seen from behind: older man and woman sitting on a bench

Every single baby boomer in the United States is at least 50 years of age. The Census Bureau tells us that every day some 10,000 people are turning 65.

Rabbi Richard F. Address

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