We don’t normally think of the story of the burning bush as a story of teshuvah, of turning. But it is. Not simply a story of returning to the place of one’s birth, but returning to a place in one’s heart that one thought was closed forever.
Caryn Aviv shares stories of couples and families that have challenged the way she thinks about a particular idea and phrase that is central to the work we do at Judaism Your Way: interfaith.
During Yom Kippur, we are asked to reflect on our own actions and seek forgiveness with people we might have harmed in the previous year. But what about when we’re the ones nursing a grievance and feel hurt, and we want someone else to come to us and apologize?
Let us embody this Shabbat as a zecher litziyat mitzrayim – a remembering of our coming out– as LGBTQ and as straight and cis-gender allies.