Why I march for Black Lives Matter

These words were shared as part of a panel with Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital and Laurel Grauer, with Amy Rogers as moderator, on the topic of “Black Lives Matter from Jewish Perspectives” on August 5, 2020. Questioning is part of human nature. Questioning is part of Jewish culture. During the 2016 Charlotte protests when I was out on the streets, there were Jews who questioned my engagement with the Black Lives…

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My words to City Council…

Shared at a Public Forum on July 27, 2020. Thank you for removing the Judah Benjamin memorial from Tryon Street. I and the Jewish community deeply appreciate your work. I…

Find comfort? Where? How?

Today is called the Sabbath of comfort. With hundreds of thousands dead and millions sick from COVID-19, where and how are we supposed to find comfort? As Jews, we are…

Change starts with me

Like many of us, the famous Rabbi Salantar looked at the world and was tortured by the injustice and pain he saw. As a youth, he set his sights on…