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Aerial view of an empty chair at a wooden table

When we gather on April 19 and 20 to mark the first two nights of Passover, we will pray. And we will ask aloud: What makes this year’s seders different from all others

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Movie still of an Orthodox Jewish man holding a shovel and standing atop a mound of dirt as if digging a grave

To Dust is Reform Jewish filmmaker Shawn Snyder’s raw, personal love letter to Judaism – and especially to Jewish mourning and interpersonal connection.

Chris Harrison

Recently, as I’ve done for 32 years, I stopped to think about Marilyn Klinghoffer. Although she was briefly a household name, I remember her because she changed my life.

Barbara Solomon Josselsohn
Haley Stav on stage presenting her address on the bimah

It's been one year since the shooting at my high school that left 17 injured and another 17 dead.

Haley Stav
A shorthaired Rabbi Lynne Landsberg speaking at a podium

Just a few days after the first yahrzeit of my friend and mentor, I can’t help but recall how she influenced my life and the legacy she left behind.

Kate Kaput
A black and white photo of the late Al Vorspan with a pipe in his mouth looking off into the distance

Al Vorspan, a giant for social justice, died on February 17 at the age of 95. Like Amos, Micah, and Isaiah, Al was not afraid to speak truth to power.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Two female students holding gun violence prevention signs at a march

Tonight marks the Sabbath before the yahrzeit for 14 youths and three adults shot to death at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Group of people gathered at a gravesite in a cemetery

In the wake of the murder of 11 Jews at prayer, congregations and communities have gathered in sanctuaries and in parks and on street corners to mourn the victims.

Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin, Ph.D.
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
Family kitchen table topped with food and drinks with living room chairs visible in the background

What we do and say at the kitchen table, how we behave, and how we put down or lift up others all become engraved in people’s memory and the libretto of their grief when we die.

Rabbi Ben Kamin

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