Tag Archives: Judaism

What If? Reflections on the Great Commandment and the Death of Trayvon Martin

This summer we’re exploring the six sources of the Unitarian Universalist living tradition in worship. It’s my task this morning to reflect on the fourth source: “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving … Continue reading

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“Would You Harbor Me?”

During the 2012 Hartford-area Kristallnacht Commemoration at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartt School dance instructor, Bonita Weisman, improvised to Sweet Honey in the Rock’s “Would You Harbor Me?”  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share via Reddit Share with Stumblers … Continue reading

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People Who Speak Now

It is an honor to to speak at this evening’s Kristallnacht observance. I’m grateful to Rabbi Berman for the invitation and excited to say a few words on this somber yet ultimately hopeful occasion. It goes without saying, but it … Continue reading

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Sharp Shards Glistening (a poem for Kristallnacht, 2012)

Broken glass littering the streets; sharps shards in the cold November morning, a thin layer of frost, wet now, glistening as the sun rises on cities and towns in shock at what has happened, cities and towns embarrassed at inhumanity, … Continue reading

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