Growing up, I thought that only my family knew Debbie Friedman’s music. But it was her gift to the entire world.
In 1986—before gay rabbis could be ordained, before same-sex marriages were performed in synagogues—a group of LGBT rabbis and Jewish professionals gathered in secret to offer each other support and strategize
Joey Weisenberg’s music workshops—blending a democratic approach with a range of traditions—aim to boost engagement
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The musician Debbie Friedman, who died Sunday, helped inaugurate liberal Judaism’s sing-along style of worship and awaken her listeners to an inclusive, progressive, and accessible strain of spirituality
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