The Jewish Civilization is like a splendid old tree on a windy plain. Age and weather have twisted its branches, thickened its bark, but its roots go deep, and the twigs are green and alive. Under its shade, there is room for all.

JOAN KOEHLER, SH’MA, A JOURNAL OF JEWISH RESPONSIBILITY, VOL. 1, NO. 19, NOVEMBER 5, 1971

Notes from the Author:

I am heading into a new learning journey, and I have a lot of people who want to hear about it. This is just private thoughts and facts for y’all, not trying to be a resource or expert. I’m terrified of standing for anything I’m not allowed to stand for, but I want to try to be as open as I can with what I’m comfortable with.

I’m starting a Living a Jewish Life class with a reform congregation in Austin in January, and I’ll be doing some reading and learning going into it because that’s just who I am.

Hope you enjoy!