It has been a year since we have been on lockdown and our lives disrupted. My husband and I received our second covid vaccine late last week, and in addition to the huge hope it instilled in me, it also allowed me to feel the weight of the last year. It is funny how that works. Sometimes, when there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you can unclench your Continue Reading
The Backstory: RENEW
Last month, the weight of the pandemic felt personally unbearable. A go-to strategy to relieve despair and renew my own spirit is to reach out to see if perhaps others can relate. I hopped onto Twitter with this simple question: “What is one word you’d use to describe your emotional state right now? Mine is ‘exhausted’.” No photo, no cute emoticon Continue Reading
“I Was Not Silenced”
We are living in history. How the story of this time is told, and what fundamental changes will be made is dependent on us. Each one of us - whether you are marching in the streets or sheltering in place and educating yourself is needed. In 2016, Rabbi Micah Lapidus of Atlanta Georgia wrote the song "I Was Not Silenced", based on his reading of Job Continue Reading
Racism: Educate Yourself. Speak Up. Here’s How.
This is the moment to stand up for justice for all and quash systemic racism. Whether you are on the streets protesting, or at home because of Covid19 or other health issues, each one of us can do something. We all watched George Floyd murdered by the police, his life snuffed out of him, as he lay there saying he couldn't breathe - as if he was a bug to Continue Reading
What Are You Learning In This Pause?
We stand here, in the pause between the world that was and the world that is yet to be. We are still experiencing the cataclysm of this pandemic, and most of us know that everything has changed. The way we learn, communicate, pray with each other, eat, celebrate, and mourn - everything is and will be different from now on. In this midst of this - knowing Continue Reading