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On August 29, 2017

Why do we do things backwards?

It seems backwards, the way we Jews do the fall holidays.  First comes Rosh Hashana, where we look forward and make resolutions for the new year.  Then comes Yom Kippur, when we look back and evaluate the past year.   This is the opposite of how we usually make plans.  Normally, we first look at
On August 15, 2017

Nizkor – We remember

We remember our fallen comrade, our sister Heather Heyer. May the light of her courage and commitment shine from generation to generation and may our lives always bring honor to her memory.  
On July 26, 2017

Oh-oh. It’s a boy.

My colleague, Peter Schweitzer, was quoted in this article in the NY Times! When Jewish Parents Decide Not to Circumcise In our Secular Humanistic Jewish movement, we treat boy babies and girl babies exactly the same. We provide a lovely naming ceremony that can have some elements of a bris – we can put a
On July 17, 2017

The new edition is here!

    The handbook on how to be a cultural Jew at home and in your community has a new edition.  Holidays, history, life cycle and more… Available from Jewish Currents or on Amazon.
On August 19, 2015

My First Blog Post

Say the “eh!” No, not the Canadian “eh?” – the Yiddish “eh.” The one that belongs at the end of words like blintzeh and noodgeh. In English, we think that if something ends in “es” for a plural, it is because ...