Hidden Wounds, Hidden Gifts

Hidden Wounds, Hidden Gifts

About four years ago, I was flipping through books in a church library during a break from choir rehearsal.  These words made me stop flipping: I believe that many – perhaps all – of our gifts may be understood in terms of our suffering. The relation is simple: if we...
Do Your Teaspoon

Do Your Teaspoon

Anyone feeling exhausted already even though we’re not even a month into the new U.S. administration? So many marches, vigils, protests, declarations, petitions! So many organizing meetings! And so many posts to read, reports to watch, updates to listen...
Enemy Images Be Gone From Me

Enemy Images Be Gone From Me

When the most recent issue of Tikkun magazine arrived, I opened it immediately eager to read the editorial by Rabbi Michael Lerner, “Overcoming Trumpism: A New Strategy for Progressives.” It isn’t what I expected. It isn’t about the psychopathology of Donald...