This post was originally posted at www.queerinterfaithcommunity.org. A year ago I entered the women’s side of the mechitza at the Kotel (Western Wall) and tried to place a prayer written on a small piece of paper into one of the cracks. The prayer asked Gd to create space for me at the wall and in [...]
The three boys walked up the road, smiling, sometimes laughing, maybe on their way home, maybe on their way to buy groceries on the other side of the checkpoint. They must have been 10 or 11. A bit older than the seven year-old who would try to sell me cheap bracelets that say “Palestine” later [...]
This post is based on the poem “A Jewish Autumn,” written by Avraham Halfi. I studied this poem this week in the Hartman Institute Seminar for Rabbinical Students. It was originally written in Hebrew. The translation is adapted from http://www.alma.org.il/newsletter.asp?id=21. Jewish autumn in the lands of my ancestors sends within me hints of Elul Autumn [...]
Becky Silverstein is a 3rd year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College. As such, she applies her love for text study, theology, and religious community towards the betterment of humanity by being a role model, educator, and organizer. She is spending the year studying in Jerusalem.