"What’s happening in Alaska isn’t just a preview of what will happen to the rest of us if we don’t take action. It’s our wake-up call. The alarm bells are ringing.
The Supreme Court is in a bit of pre-June term height, having heard numerous important cases with many more to go, handing down some decisions, and continuing to prepare the docket for the rest of this term and the beginning of the next.
What is love? The word is used in so many ways and is so fundamental to Judaism, yet its meaning is so elusive that it is often difficult to know what it actually means to say that you love someone.
Judaism was so unfamiliar to my son that he was wary of my Hanukkah gift. I felt as though, at such a young age, he was choosing to shun my religion, to identify with Christianity. Of course, if he chooses to identify with either religion later in life, that decision will be his own – but for now, I need to at least give Judaism a fighting chance.
As I tried to respond to the writing prompt, "What is your Egypt?" - wrestling with the idea of stranger, of knowing his heart, of Egypt and slavery and being freed - this poem came tumbling out.