The Passover Seder 2021

On Friday evening, our family celebrated our first Passover Seder in our home. We blocked a few hours on the calendar to dedicate to preparing food, setting the table, and enjoying some pre-dinner Passover drinks (which is apparently, a thing). My daughter helped me make coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate, which was so incredibly easy!…

Preparing Passover

16—How many years I have studied the Bible as a scholar, resulting in to Masters degrees and one PhD. 12—How many years I have spent teaching University students about the Hebrew Bible. 0—Number of times I have tried to celebrate a year’s worth of Jewish holidays. This year, I was very accurately targeted with an…

Measured Diversity as a Goal

While working on an essay about diversity, equity, and inclusion, I stumbled across this Ted Talk presentation by Janet Stovall, Sr. Director of Social Impact at UPS Foundation, is an advocate for inclusion in corporations, and an activist against racism. When she was at college, Stovall’s “Project 87” urged her North Carolina University to actively…