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The gates are closing - short words for Ne'ilah

The gates of this awesome day are closing.

For twenty-four hours we have gathered together in song, in prayer, in contemplation. We have knocked on our hearts, imploring them to open. 446 more words

Days Of Awe

THA dinner to honor late Don Baker as ‘Developer of Dreams’

Tucson Hebrew Academy’s “Developer of Dreams” Tikkun Olam Celebration honoring the late Donald Baker will be a promotion of visionary ideals, says Deborah Baker (no relation), alumni coordinator at THA. 84 more words

Professional Work

Twin Holidays of Creation

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal:

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. They seem quite different. 617 more words


The Birds of Fear

Sitting across the room from my love, both of us working. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” comes on, and we keep catching each other’s eye. Then “Time After Time” — and the lyrics melt on my tongue like salted caramel, impossible to keep and best to consume. 938 more words

Shalom Farm @ Holthouse 9.14.16

We had a super fun and productive day in the garden last Wednesday at the Holthouse Boys and Girls Club! We did some weeding, watering, and planting – passion fruit vine, radishes, and wildflowers. 35 more words

The true content of America's character...

I’m Jewish.  I make no bones about it, I make no apology for it.  My mother was a Sabra – someone born in the Holy Land – as was her mother.  1,100 more words

Before You Dump Your Racist Friends, Consider This.....

This is a response to the Huffpost article, To Every White “Ally” Who Has Racist Friends, which suggests you should draw the line and vehemently not be friends with your racist friends. 411 more words