Limited Anthology Series

September, 2021

Awakenings: Our Memoir of Transformation

With every transformation invariably comes a loss and the transformed-from must be recognized and attended to before the transformed-into can be fully relished. “Awakenings” is the collected and curated series of pieces, quotes, artwork, and poetry from the M² community, that speak to the transformations so many of us have experienced, and how the past...
August 5, 2021

The Story On Our Faces

Our life’s experiences and choices are visible on a person’s face: in the eyes, the lines, and in the expressions. The Torah often associates finding chen as occurring in the eyes of the observer. In a moment, a subtle and powerful shift in a relationship can occur, but it’s not simply a first impression.
August 5, 2021

Ruth: Convert or Interfaith Partner?

May we embrace those who choose to be part of the Jewish family whether they have converted or not. It is time that we truly embrace interfaith couples with the message that we love them for who they are and the contributions they make to our community. Ruth and Boaz are our model.
August 9, 2021

Blessing Ruth, Blessing Our Daughters

When the townspeople bless Ruth in the name of Rachel and Leah, they are linking her to these women who are paradigms of strength, righteousness and ingenuity. As we bless our daughters, it is as if Ruth, Naomi, Rachel, Leah, and all the townspeople have crowded into our dining room.

THE BOOK OF RUTH THROUGH A RELATIONAL LENS

August 5, 2021

Naomi – Not Your Average Mother-In-Law