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Selfie of the author with her grandmother

While helping my mom clean her home, I found a printout of an email from my late grandmother: It was a recipe for her favorite blintz casserole.

Kate Kaput
Man with his head in his hands against a dark background

Crying gets a bad rap.

Rabbi Erin Polansky
Two women in wedding dresses holding hands and looking off camera

The film chronicles the challenges that Amit, her former wife Galit, and their children endured during Amit’s gender transition.

Chris Harrison
Havdallah candle and silver spice set against a blue lit background

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Havdalah isn’t much fun when I’m by myself, but I do it anyway.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Teen wearing Converse and holding backpack against a brick wall

On Saturday night, I asked my 15-year-old son how he was doing. Was he scared? Overwhelmed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone
Smiling camp staffers pose in front of a bunk sign

I have watched the people around us grow and change, coming back year after year to a holy community – one where we all truly are b’tzelem elohim.

Shoshana Maniscalco
Baby lying on her back with feet toward the camera

We will tell her that God is many different things to many people, and no one’s ideas about God are wrong or better than anyone else’s.

Robert Schurz
Hand holding a test tube containing a DNA sample

There’s nothing like a scheduled, non-funeral visit to old graves to get you thinking about Jewish journeys – where we have come from and, perhaps, where we are going.

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
Silhouette of a man spinning inside a shining vortex as if otherworldly

Who shall live, and who shall die? During this season, it is a topic to which we give much thought.

William Page
A cupped pair of hands palms facing upward that appears to be holding sparkling dots of light

Around the High Holidays, we may find ourselves remembering loved ones who have died, feeling the emptiness at the holiday table or in the pews during services.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman

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