Category Archives: Religion

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

A Passover Tradition in an Nontraditional Time

Neither packing nor a pandemic can stop Pesach for me. The wine-stained,, dog-eared Maxwell House Haggadahs I have used for 60 years sit on my table like always, but things are not like always. Setting my Passover table for the

A Passover Tradition in an Nontraditional Time

Neither packing nor a pandemic can stop Pesach for me. The wine-stained,, dog-eared Maxwell House Haggadahs I have used for 60 years sit on my table like always, but things are not like always. Setting my Passover table for the

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue