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Why Were the 11 Jews killed in Pittsburgh at the Temple?

Why were the 11 Jews who were killed in Pittsburgh at the temple in the first place?  What compelled them to go to the synagogue that particular Saturday morning?  And how does it come to be that a doctor, a 97 year old woman, and 2 developmentally disabled brothers, amongst others, assemble for the same …

Tear Down That Wall… of Patriarchy!

As an American feminist, a woman rabbi and the mother of a teenage girl, I want to extend a sincere thank you to President Trump for all his recent tweets about Professor Christine Blasey Ford. Thank you, President Trump, for depicting in the most stunning and concrete way exactly what it is that we are …

How Did She Do It? How Did She Become A Butterfly?

My grandmother’s mother died when she was eleven years old. Then her father left and she was sent to live with her older sister. There was often not enough money for rent and they were always moving to avoid being evicted. When my grandmother married my grandfather and they bought a modest home in the …

They Lied To Us

They lied to us.  They told us that Eve was a sinner. That she had, in fact- brought sin into the world. They said that she disobeyed God and ruined paradise for everyone, especially men. They said that she was dangerous and could not be trusted. For this, she needed to be silenced and deserved …