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Upcoming Events

Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom

12:15 - 1:45pm

Third Wednesday of the month, Begins October 15th 2014 - May 2015

 

How does our own life wisdom as modern women influence our understandings of traditional texts -- from familiar liturgy to little-known midrash? This once-a-month lunchtime discussion group addresses the intersection of women, women's issues, women's perspectives, and our sacred texts.

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From the Blog

Here I Am

bRachel Hillmany Rachel Hillman

Hineni, I said aloud.  Here I am, marking today as a transition point from one part of my life to another.  I removed my nail polish, which covered the discoloration due to chemotherapy on my once-beautiful (and soon-to-be-beautiful-again) nail beds.  I appreciated my body as I undressed, remembering that even with my new scars and radiation tattoos, I am still created in God’s image.  I showered, washing the hair that had begun to regrow on my body.  I cleaned my ears, brushed my teeth, and gave thanks to my body’s ability to carry me to where I stood that day, after having endured so much and been so broken.

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