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Archive for July 2014

Shalom/Salaam/Peace

Posted by: erika on: July 23, 2014

“And among the people of Moses is a community which guides by truth and by it establishes justice.” – Qur’an 7:159 For over three weeks I’ve been sending prayers to Gaza, Israel and Palestine. ~~~ According to my ¬†Facebook and Twitter feed (which is getting thinner and thinner the more I unfriend and unfollow) it […]

Where is Gd? Part Two

Posted by: erika on: July 20, 2014

When I sat before my beit din, before going to the mikvah, one of the rabbis asked me if my views on Israel had changed. I told her that they had not; I still thought Israel was a horrible place, that Israelis were racist, that Jews were treating Palestinians like southern (and northern and western […]

Where is Gd? Part One

Posted by: erika on: July 19, 2014

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the past few months and especially in the past few weeks. When trying to have a baby turned into one of the hardest, most expensive, and most disappointing thing I’ve experienced with my body I asked. When I lost my job and went on interviews with several […]


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