Thinking Carefully About Today’s Anti-Semitism

Chevre, Long ago I made the intentional decision not to focus my Jewish life and mind on antisemitism, neither historical nor current. For me, there are far too many positive dimensions to Jewish life to focus on how other people define and treat us – as...

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...
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