Aron Hirt-Manheimer (he/him) is the Union for Reform Judaism's editor-at-large. He is former editor of Reform Judaism magazine (1976-2014) and founding editor of Davka magazine (1970-1976), a West Coast Jewish quarterly. His books include Jagendorf’s Foundry: A Memoir of the Romanian Holocaust (HarperCollins, 1991) and Jews: The Essence and Character of a People (HarperCollins, 1998) with Arthur Hertzberg. (Photo credit: Rose Eichenbaum)
My father was a quiet man. He was not one to engage in philosophical or political discussions. He did not tell people what to think or how to live.
Had Pop left me and my sister an ethical will, it would have emphasized love of mishpucha (family).
Eva needed to socially transition to live full-time as a girl. Our hope is that more and more people will join together to expand the network of supportive communities until transgender people are no longer shunned by society.