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Scene of Jerusalem with a lot of buildings made from Jerusalem stone

For those of us who believe that, while Israel should be a “nation like all the other nations,” it should somehow not be too much like all the others.

Rabbi Marc J. Rosenstein
Person hold Pride flag and using cell phone to photograph a Pride parade

We come from different backgrounds but are driven by a simple shared goal: justice for all LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming folks.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Lizzie Stein
Two men, one holding a rose, shown from the neck down on their wedding day

Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriageEven as we celebrate this victory, there’s still much work to do.

Noah Fitzgerel
Israeli flag on a pole in the foreground; people watching the sun set in the background

Israel Independence Day celebrates the oneness of the Jewish people in all its colorful diversity. What if we carried that spirit with us every day?

Maya Glasser
Hand using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of soup

My involvement with Judaism began in college, I engaged in Jewish culture in my kitchen and cooking became an accessible path into a world of Jewish tradition.

Chelsea Feuchs
Brass lock and key on wooden background

The story of Zelophechad’s daughters illustrates not only their triumph in changing the law, but also how Jewish tradition understands the need for Torah to change.

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

When we learn Zelophechad’s daughters’ names – Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah – we connect to their story, and the injustice they faced as women.

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

Although Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are only 36 miles apart, there is a world of difference in their gay pride parades.

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

Forcing transgender public school students to use bathrooms that conflict with their gender identity can contribute to the alarmingly high rate of transgender suicides.

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

For me and my husband Ed (of blessed memory), Pride was an annual reaffirmation and celebration of our mid-life decision to come out and to come together as a couple.

Eddie Reynolds

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