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There are some questions about growing up as the son of Holocaust survivors I had never asked my parents, so a week before Mother’s Day, I phoned my 96-year-old mother, Adela, and asked her to share some memories and thoughts about motherhood.
Even though none of my DNA seems to speak Italian, there is a distinct 2,000-year-old connection between my mom’s ancestral line and that boot-shaped country on the Mediterranean.
Marques Hollie talks to us about the Passover performance piece he created called “Go Down Moshe," at the intersection of “the shared otherness of American Jews and people of color.”
As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.
As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.
Let's stretch our creativity a bit to mine “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” for some metaphorical nuggets to teach preschoolers about Jewish values.