I recently ended a three-week trip to the United States and returned home to Israel. This was a particularly emotional trip, as I was in Boston the day of Marathon. I saw firsthand how resilient the people of Boston are in a crisis.
Washington, DC, October 25, 2006- In response to today's ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court requiring swift action by the legislature to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbian couples, Rabbi Randi Musnitsky, Regional Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's New Jersey/West Hudson Valley
New York State has banned discrimination against the transgender community in the workplace and the District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. But in Uganda, proposed legislation would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or death.
This week brings us Yom Y'rushalayim (May 8 / 28 Iyar), one of several Jewish holidays commemorating events of war in the modern State of Israel. This one recalls Israel's "recovery" of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967.
The sign read, "We've got to stop it," and under it a woman sat alone at a table in the grocery store parking lot. The sign also contained the words "domestic violence," so I walked over. She greeted me warmly, "I'm trying to put a face to it. To say it could happen to anyone.