Allison Lerman-Gluck is a Northeast-based theater educator, facilitator, director, and storyteller.
The Misheberach is usually said for people with a temporary, acute illness. But as someone with chronic illness, I know the prayer can still be useful when facing an illness with no known end.
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
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