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We worked until almost midnight that Thursday, the 30 of us, all middle-aged softball players, arranging tables and chairs for the funeral of a man we didn’t know terribly well.

Michael Sinert

Someone new recently joined my weekly atheist meet-up group, so the subject came up again: What was your former religion? When and why did you stop believing?

Mindy Leaf

There’s an unavoidable irony inherent in tabling on a college campus for the National Day of Unplugging: namely, the majority of students who ignore me as they pass me by with headphones in

Rabbi Brandon Bernstein

On the day before Purim, in the Hebrew month of Adar, Jewish musician Neshama Carlebach posted the following on Facebook:

Stacey Zisook Robinson

I was saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame.

Betty Signer

[Author's note: What follows is a portion of my eulogy at Leonard’s funeral on Sunday morning, March 1. He was married to my dear first cousin, Susan.]

Rabbi John L. Rosove

During the 40 years that I served as a congregational rabbi, Purim evolved from a pleasant celebration into what has become, in my view, almost a third High Holiday.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

Today marks the day our late son and brother, Jeffrey B. Plevan, would have turned 38 years old.

By Bettina B. Plevan, Kenneth A. Plevan, and Rabbi William M. Plevan


One voice against the world.

One community linked together like the stars forming constellations in the sky.

One journey.

One thousand journeys.

Shayna Lowenstein

I have this terrible image I can’t quite shake, of walking into high school on the first day and being terrified.

Rabbi Benjamin David


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