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Food and Remembrance

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Vow Making in the New Year

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Glean

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Shabbat shalom ✡️ Meditating tonight on "Elitreo in the Desert,” Chloe Sherman's favorite photograph from her book, "RENEGADES: San Francisco: the 1990s."

@chloedsherman talks to Lilith about her debut monograph and the intersections of being Jewish, queer, and an artist. Read the full 2023 interview by @alexabhulse—link in bio.

Shabbat shalom ✡️ Meditating tonight on "Elitreo in the Desert,” Chloe Sherman`s favorite photograph from her book, "RENEGADES: San Francisco: the 1990s."

@chloedsherman talks to Lilith about her debut monograph and the intersections of being Jewish, queer, and an artist. Read the full 2023 interview by @alexabhulse—link in bio.
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"There will never be anything but the words of others to tell you that he loved you, he was proud of you, so you just have to decide to believe it. It is the truth. Know now, there will never be that moment where he cries and strokes your hair and tells you that you are his princess and he loves you best and believes in you."

Read Kyla Kupferstein Torres' heart-wrenching (and award-winning) essay "Shiva"--linked in our bio.

"There will never be anything but the words of others to tell you that he loved you, he was proud of you, so you just have to decide to believe it. It is the truth. Know now, there will never be that moment where he cries and strokes your hair and tells you that you are his princess and he loves you best and believes in you."

Read Kyla Kupferstein Torres` heart-wrenching (and award-winning) essay "Shiva"--linked in our bio.
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blintz eaters...make some noise 🎉 #shavuot

blintz eaters...make some noise 🎉 #shavuot ...

revisiting a favorite from @katzcomics as we prepare for Shavuot’s arrival at sundown. Why do you love the Book of Ruth? Tell us in the comments!

revisiting a favorite from @katzcomics as we prepare for Shavuot’s arrival at sundown. Why do you love the Book of Ruth? Tell us in the comments! ...