It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
As your Rabbi, I will stand up to, and speak out against, injustice in all of its forms. I will teach and preach understanding, responsibility, inclusivity, and justice from this pulpit. This is what my Judaism requires of me. This is what our Judaism requires of us. And this is what we must expect and demand from our leaders, all of our leaders.
This past year, my nephew Isaiah and his partner Melanie welcomed a baby boy, Malachi, into our family. This past year, my nephew Darien and his partner Nika welcomed a baby girl, Corinne Yael into our family. I have a namesake; I am a great aunt. My sisters are grandmothers. The creation of two new family units in my family clan. I am kvelling.
Kindness, Compassion, Integrity, Honesty…
The Challenge of Living
“And you wait, await the one thing that will infinitely increase your life; the gigantic, the stupendous, the awakening…” These words are from a poem by Rilke that we read during our contemplative Selichot service.