Rabbi Latz of Shir Tikvah will join over 60 male and female Reform Rabbis when they shave their heads to raise awareness of and funding for pediatric cancer research.
Goodbye Superman Sam
For Phyllis Sommer & Michael Sommer & everyone else whose heart is shattered.
Two years ago I welcomed Elul with a sense of deep foreboding. After living with my own mortality, wrestling with continuing to make a life for myself in the midst of life-threatening illness, shifting relationships, months during which I could not eat and was kept alive with intravenous nutrition, at the High Holidays I could not reflect on my life or consider my mortality. I was still having nightmares that I was in a room full of people talking, laughing, and eating, only I couldn’t. I was pretty sure I would never fast again.
26 Months Post-Bone Marrow Transplant.
“Wow, I like her,” I thought. “A lot. I would go anywhere with her.”
Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to undergo a proactive double mastectomy prompted Julie Burton to write about her own experience with breast cancer.