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Seen from behind: older man and woman sitting on a bench

Every single baby boomer in the United States is at least 50 years of age. The Census Bureau tells us that every day some 10,000 people are turning 65.

Rabbi Richard F. Address
Promotional still from 13 Reasons Why of a scared teenage girl standing in front of high school lockers

The Torah is filled with horrible stories. Though we paint Noah’s pretty ark on nursery walls with animals two by two, the real story is that of a flood that kills all life on earth.

Dr. Betsy Stone and Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Two people's hands cradling a heart

My encounter with Karen Onesti was just as unexpected as that of our forefather, young Joseph, who, wandering in a field, suddenly meets a “man” (an angel?), who just happens to know exactly where

Rabbi Andrew Bossov
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
Side profile of a woman wearing a white top and a skirt mde of toilet paper rolls against a white background

Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild int

Daphne Macy
Thumbs up toward the sky

Like any child, growing up I relied on the support of my parents. Due to my severe learning disabilities, this support was even more essential.

Joseph D. Robbins
Front of a classroom with a large chalkboard and an empty teachers desk with a laptop and school supplies

These days, I have tears in my eyes when I worry about the state of public education; I worry that we’re taking steps – leaps, even – backward.

Alexandra Gilbert
Female hands holding red ribbon for AIDS awareness

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, I ask you to please read the final lines from American playwright Tony Kushner’s

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom.

Michelle Ben-Aviv (JTA)

Reproductive choice advocates across the United States are cheering today after the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Whole Woman’s Health v.

Kate Bigam

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