A Letter to Mother Earth

This was delivered as a keynote at the Greening Our Faith Communities Summit. May 20, 2021. Charlotte, NC. Dear Mother Earth, We come to you as people of faith from across the state and beyond.  We come to you virtually because our world is sick.  An illness extends across the globe – COVID-19.  I know you can feel it. You can sense it. You wonder why we wear masks outside…

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At the Cemetery: Stones & Tears

As Jews, we carry not flowers, but stones to the cemetery. Flowers are beautiful but death is not — so we bring stones so as to be realists, so as…

That man is a mensch…

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