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Torah with kippah and yad

Dear William:

Jane E. Herman
Womans feet barefoot on jagged rocks

On day three (or was it four? Trazadone made evenings blurry), I realized that this wasn’t working: I was barely out of my mid-20s and found myself inpatient in a psychiatric hospital three times.

Sharon Rosenblatt
Closeup of a mans hand with his index finger running across a Braille page

Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, France, in 1809. When he was 3 years old, he accidentally poked himself in the eye with his dad's awl and became blind.

Arielle Silverman
Blond mother looking down as she tries to soothe a crying baby she holds in her arms

My beautiful, screaming daughter was born May 30th.

Rabbi Sandra Cohen
Group of smiling people holding cardboard signs supporting Muslims

Holding signs of support, we gathered at the local mosque as part of an interfaith group of the faithful and other community leaders. We were participants on a journey others so aptly led.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Am Shalom congregants await arriving Syrian family

In 22 years of being a rabbi, I don't think I've ever been as proud of a congregation as I was when 22 representatives of Am Shalom in Glencoe, IL, gathered

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Stone MLK statue in Washington

This year, Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., will hold its 22nd annual MLK Shabbat Service.

Rabbi Fred Guttman
Couple holding hands with no faces visible

Although you might think that Lisa, my Jewish-by-birth partner, asked me to take a URJ the Introduction to Judaism course with her to

Alex Lussenhop

My wife and I found our seats just as Rosh HaShanah services were about to begin, preparing ourselves to engage in worship.

Larry Glickman

I believe God requires me to respond to the world in such a way as to keep God’s commanding presence ever before me.

Rabbi Helene Ferris


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