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  • I believe pain and anger may offer opportunities for growth

    October 26, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    I was 10 years old. My father left us and moved to the United States from Winnipeg, leaving my mother, my 6-year-old sister and me destitute. After spending a bitter Canadian winter and spring with friends, we moved into my mother’s parents’ home in Minneapolis.

    I was bitter...

  • Ani Ma’amin, I believe

    September 28, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    I was raised in a world of great Jewish ideas. At our seder table, everyone’s questions were welcome. No one was labeled “wicked” or “simple,” and no one was silenced. My atheist brother, my socialist aunt, my Orthodox cousin, my Labor Zionist parents, even our Catholic...

  • How you can participate in Ani Ma’amin, I Believe

    September 28, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    In the 1950’s, the renowned journalist Edward R. Murrow solicited brief statements from people across America, great and ordinary alike, in a project called, “This I Believe.” Murrow believed there was no greater need in the America of his time than assertions of principle and...