Celebrating Disney’s More Inclusive Storytelling

Celebrating Disney’s More Inclusive Storytelling

Social media is alive with toxic reactions to Disney’s teaser trailer for its live-action The Little Mermaid to be released in the spring of 2023. Some are offended by Disney’s creative decision to cast Halle Bailey, a Black actress, in the iconic role of Ariel....
Adding Women’s Voices Today to a Timeless Story

Adding Women’s Voices Today to a Timeless Story

I applied to rabbinical school over 20 years ago. When asked to share a favorite piece of rabbinic literature, I decided to teach a text where the ancient rabbis “imagined” what biblical Sarah was doing during the binding of Isaac. I wanted to show that it is...
Your Story Could Light the Way for Others

Your Story Could Light the Way for Others

Is there light, hidden deep in the story of you, that could illuminate the pathway for another person? My friend Bob received a terminal diagnosis a few years ago, accepting the news with the same gentle spirit that characterized his life. Before his death two years...
Making Sense of What Happens to You

Making Sense of What Happens to You

With over half a million deaths in this country alone, who has not been touched by this pandemic? The unseen lines of connection have been skewed or even severed as our once familiar communities have been crippled. In the aftermath, there’s a deep need to rebuild the...
Why Telling Your Story Builds Up Your Church

Why Telling Your Story Builds Up Your Church

Churches coming out of this past year’s sequestering should consider creating opportunities for members to share their COVID-19 stories with one another. It’s been 14 months now since many churches went into social isolation. While there have been abundant virtual...