Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. —Revelation 1:7, NRSV from The Jewish Annotated New Testament I think that most of us, regardless of political or religious affiliation, can agree that 2016 was an incredibly challenging year. For myself, this past year brought the great disappointment of a Trump presidency, and the shock of my cousin’s heroin…Continue Reading “Moving Forward in 2017: Hope in the Trump Era”

On November 9th I watched the election results pour in with two other observant Jewish feminists. Like many others, we watched in horror as our planned celebration of a Democratic victory gave way to a shocking defeat. The very best outcome we could imagine, based upon Trump’s 100-day plan, was that democracy itself would be preserved and the constitution upheld, but the planet would be destroyed by his reckless dismantling of all environmental protections, including bans on extracting fossil fuels (i.e. fracking, drilling,and the like)….Continue Reading “Do Not Put Your Trust in Princes”