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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
Seder table set with slightly nontraditional seder plate items as explained in this essay

When Passover arrived last year, I was nowhere near ready.

Kate Bigam
Cardinal Keeler receiving honorary degree from HUC-JIR

The world’s 224 Catholic cardinals are known as “Princes of the Church.”  That title always seemed particularly apt for Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, who passed away this morning.  He was i

Mark J. Pelavin
Cardinal Keeler receiving honorary degree from HUC-JIR

The world’s 224 Catholic cardinals are known as “Princes of the Church.”  That title always seemed particularly apt for Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, who passed away this morning.  He was i

Mark J. Pelavin
Two couples smiling into the camera while wearing green St Patricks Day attire

My dad died when I was 10, both of his parents already long gone before him. He left behind one sister, my aunt, but I haven’t seen her since I was 13.

Kate Bigam
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

Long ago in Persia, before tweets and 24-hour news cycles, a royal vizier named Haman had the ear of King Achashverosh, a foolish and malleable man.

Deborah Rood Goldman
String of different types of lights outdoors in the dark
Rabbi Marc Rosenstein
Candles burning in a hanukkiah

I'm excited that I’m going home and will be with my family for the holidays, but I’m also a little anxious. This will be my first Christmas as a Jew.

Zoe Goodman
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

The inscription inside the kippot (head coverings) shared on my wedding day read, "September 2, 2016, Marriage of Michael and MacDara."

Michael Bannett

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