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The God who suffered and wept with us during the Holocaust is my God. To say this is a statement of faith, and admittedly not grounded on scientific proof. But that does not make it any the less real.
I have written over and over again that the purpose of prayer is to change us, not to change God. How has this theology stood up to my current medical crisis?
A Reform Judaism of substance is a life path that links the past to the future through the wilderness of our lives.
In the fall of 1998, my father drove my 5-year-old son and me from Chicago to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. I kept my face toward the window to hide my constant stream of tears.
I’ve known Debbie Friedman since our camp days at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, when she was a specialist and I was a counselor in training (CIT).
The week Debbie Friedman died was Shabbat Shira, named for the "Song of the Sea." At the end of these verses, read in congregations around the world, Miriam the Prophet lifted her timbrel and led the women in song and dance.