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September 17, 2021

What Kol Nidre Was Like in a Cemetery

Under a rising half-moon, 120 souls sat on tapestries laid out for them in between headstones, the marble stones and the names etched into them a visible reminder of where all of this ostensibly leads.

From Suez to Afghanistan: A Sukkot Message

Historians will one day look back at the Afghanistan withdrawal and cite it—as they do the Suez withdrawal for Britain—as the moment when the penny dropped, and the American king was seen with no clothes.

Sukkot: The Holiday of Doubt

This time of year, I long for the temporary and deconstruct-able. I long for the space to doubt so that I have the space to appreciate the unknown and improvisational.

The Season of Our Joy

Perhaps the ancient Israelites were onto something when they designated Sukkot as the ‘festival of our joy.’”

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