The Response to Fear is to Interfere

Last weekend in Olympia was an interfaith vigil on gun violence. I was asked to give the closing words, here is what I shared: We are reminded, especially after this week, that we are living in a time of fear. We live in fear of violence that the accessibility of guns can bring, And we …

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After Death, After Boston

This week's Torah portion in our weekly cycle is Acharei Mot, which means "after death." The death referred to is that of the sons of Aaron, priests like their father and nephews to Moses, who make a mistake in the sacrificial offerings and are incinerated by God in the process. The text describes Aaron silent …

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Bright Lights in Boston

Bright Lights in BostonWe are all still struggling with the tragedy in Boston. I was talking with someone the other day who said, "We all know who did it.""Who?" I asked."The fundamentalists."Yes, that's right. It doesn't matter which fundamentalists, but some type of fundamentalist did this...someone who believes that he or she is right, and …

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Testimony on the Reproductive Parity Act

Yesterday I went to the Washington State Capitol for the third time this session to testify. This time it was in front of a Senate committee considering the Reproductive Parity Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would require health plans to cover all aspects of maternal care, including voluntary termination of pregnancy.  My testimony …

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