The United States Versus Antisemitism

The United States Versus Antisemitism

The Biden administration released its long-anticipated National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism in late May. As an American Jew, I was heartened by the unequivocal way that the document took on what is known as “the world’s oldest hate.” It is almost certainly...
By the Way | Such Sweet Sorrow

By the Way | Such Sweet Sorrow

I recently completed three-plus years of off-and-on (mostly on) supply work at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Española, New Mexico. The end came rather suddenly; for a variety of reasons, we relocated on short notice, so what had been a 30-minute commute each way...
The Pool That Wasn’t

The Pool That Wasn’t

It came as a pleasant surprise to hear a knock at the door and see two friends and former neighbors who had stopped by just to chat. They live in America but have roots in East Jerusalem. They have trouble enough visiting family there as it is, so I’ll call them Samir...
Searching for Easter Eggs and Signs of Life

Searching for Easter Eggs and Signs of Life

We’re deep into Easter season, these days following that high-attendance Sunday where everyone looks especially festive, and we engage in the sacred ritual of hunting for eggs in the churchyard. We held an Easter egg hunt at my church this year, and we emerged on the...