Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Image is from the San Francisco Jewish Family & Children’s Holocaust Center) I find it painful that Yom Hashoah comes so quickly after Passover. I think I want the untainted joy to last longer. This year Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day falls from the evening of Mon, Apr 17 to the evening of Tue, Apr 18,…

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Antisemitism around us

There was a good article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the surge in antisemitism in the Bay Area titled, Even in Bay Area, Jewish residents face ‘drumbeat’ of antisemitism. But you can only read it if you are a subscriber. You can, however, read many articles about the issues on the website of the…

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Anti-Semitism and interfaith families

This has been a difficult week. I want to share some thoughts with you. I know a man who is married to a Jewish woman and chose to convert.  He told me that one of his associates asked him, why, given anti-Semitism, would he do that? He answered, “So if someone comes to my door looking…

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