Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet: Ellie Frishman, z’l

Chevre, I’m deeply saddened to let you know that Renee’s mom, Ellie Frishman, passed away yesterday in Maryland, surrounded by her children and their partners/spouses. Many of us know Ellie, since she has celebrated Rosh Hashana with us for the last few...

The 2020 Interfaith, Interracial MLK Celebration

Chevre, Yesterday, Sue C and I attended the interfaith, interracial celebration of Dr. King at Stone Temple Baptist Church in North Lawndale. The program was cosponsored by the church, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the JUF, and the North Lawndale...

Support From Our Friends @ Kingswood U.M.C.

Chevre, It’s been a trying time, of late, and it appears to be getting worse instead of better – continued acts of violence around the country aimed at Jews, people of color, white churches. I have no solutions or action plans, but I know that we can come...

Fighting Hatred, Racism and Bigotry

Chevre, I’m taking a little time off and not writing a complete post this week. Instead, there are two videos that I want to share with you. The first is of Sacha Baron Cohen delivering his acceptance speech upon receiving the Anti-Defamation League’s...

The Depth and Breadth of American Racism

Chevre, As I articulated in my D’var Torah on Yom Kippur morning, white American racism is much more substantial – and profoundly disturbing – than things like “I get nervous when I’m walking down a city street and see someone black walking towards me.” My...
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