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.
Writing a song for my synagogue, hearing it sung at Lincoln Center, and finally finding the right words to tell my kids why Judaism is important
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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