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Archive for April 2013

Counting the Omer with Locally Grown-A Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: April 15, 2013

From Compassion to Endurance This week of the Omer we transition from week three to week four, from compassion to endurance. It’s a fitting transitional phase because it has been my experience that one cannot exist without the other. In order to be truly compassionate people we must have the endurance to do so. I’ve […]

I’ve been lucky, my current circle of friends are an amazing bunch of folks from a wide variety of races, ethnicities, sexual orientation and gender presentation. I think it’s because of this diversity that they’re aware of privilege; both the privilege they have and the privilege they don’t have. It’s been a long while since I’ve heard really […]

Spring Has (Finally) Sprung in NYC!

Posted by: erika on: April 9, 2013

Hello to all of my faithful readers! It’s officially spring weather here in NYC. The highs are due to reach into the 70’s and I left the house without a jacket. People are drinking iced coffees and wearing flats with no tights. I thought it was a good time to get back into the swing […]

Cross Posts from the Forward

Posted by: erika on: April 4, 2013

Remembering Dr. King Had Dr. King lived he would be 84 today. The connection between Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is one that I learned of during my conversion process. When only one month a year is given to Black History, certain events are sure to be left out. While my […]


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