Remembering Adina z”l

When the phone rings at an odd hour, it is not generally going to be good news. As it was when I got a late night text earlier this week from Meg Martin, the co-executive director of Interfaith Works and coordinator of the shelter and homeless services (and, in my opinion, local hero.) Adina Rosenthal …

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“Let’s Go, My People!”–Remarks at the 2019 Women+s March Olympia

I was honored to be invited to deliver remarks as part of the opening program at the Women's March in Olympia on January 19. Here is what I shared: Shabbat shalom! "A Sabbath of peace" is what we say today, but today is going to be a Sabbath of causing ruckus. Thank you, it is …

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The Difficult Work of the Erev Rav

The Israelites finally make their way out of Egypt in this week’s Torah portion of Beshallach. Having been freed by Pharaoh, the people make their way to the shore of the Red Sea. After Pharaoh dispatches his army after the freed slaves, the Israelites cry out to be saved from a seemingly impossible situation. Moses …

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