Touching Strangers: Chutzpah, Radical Hospitality, & “My Best Friend Has Wheels!”

Six years ago, photographer Richard Renaldi took an enormous risk. With his camera and his heart, with vision that could see the art of the human soul, he started taking pictures. He decided to do a photographic essay of people. This is hardly new. But Renaldi’s subjects where strangers, people he literally talked to on the street, in coffee shops, at bus stops and in Grand Central Station. He invited these total strangers to pose together, while touching one another; holding hands, arms embracing, demonstrating physical affection.

A Letter To Our Children

Shir Tikvah Rabbi Michael Adam Latz writes a letter to his two children about marriage, love, Judaism, tikkun olam, and what the results of last week’s election say about our future.