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  • A Refugee Tale
  • Playlist: Jewish Ladies Who Rock
  • The Land of the Living
  • Reflections on Pittsburgh
  • Lydia Kertz's Family 1930s Cropped

    A Refugee Tale

    I have told myself that these strangers, whose microaggressions have plagued me for years, do not deserve my life story. It is usually strangers who demand it, who scrutinize my accent, singling me out as someone who does not belong in the only country that has granted me citizenship. I am an American, and I am a refugee.

  • Peaches in Seattle

    Playlist: Jewish Ladies Who Rock

    Allow the comfortingly familiar piano chords of track one, Vanessa Carlton’s certified jam “A Thousand Miles,” to transport you. Whether you’re “making your way downtown, walking fast,” or just “lying here,” there’s a song in this playlist for everyone.

  • Migrants from South America 2018

    The Land of the Living

    I want to be in a world where all those around me get to not just exist, but fully live. I want to raise my children in an environment that allows folks to breathe deeply, function without fear, and be who they truly are. But it takes more than just wanting.

  • Tree of Life Synagogue

    A Rabbi Revisits Terror: Reflections on Pittsburgh

    Despite the despair that comes easily these days, we must continue to believe that change is possible and that we have the responsibility to bring it about. Thankfully, we find ourselves at a moment when there is one obvious way to exercise this responsibility—in these final days of the election season, we must dedicate ourselves to getting out the vote.

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