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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
Closeup of the upper half of the Statue of Liberty against a blue sky with clouds

Like parents of most American teenagers these day, I’ve been listening to the soundtrack of Hamilton a lot.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
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
Three middleaged women in hijab sitting in mosque pews during a service

In the wake of the 2016 election, a CBS Religion and Culture documentary called Beyond Tolerance addresses bigotry, racism,

Kate Bigam
CLoseup of two young and cleancut men in suits with bowties as though at their wedding
Rabbi Karen Perolman
Leadership spelled out in cubes with letters on them

In this week’s Torah portion, parashat Korach, Moses and Aaron face a rebellion.

Alden Solovy
Feet and ankles of a person lying in a hammock

Shabbat is a radical, transformative idea.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
Man wearing a straw hat standing on the edge of a Bienos Aires marina looking at the boats

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world.

Andy Kahn
Walkway and benches at Moshav Shorashim in the Galilee region of northern Israel

A Note from Rabbi Rick Jacobs: For nearly two decades, the Union for Reform Judaism has been privileged to offer readers Rabbi Marc Rosenstein’s Reform reflections on life in the Galilee, Israe

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein

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