May 21, 2019

Mazal Tov Mr Ratburn!

Let me be the first Rabbi to bless Mr. Ratburn and his new husband a Mazal Tov on their simcha! 👨‍❤️‍👨❤️❤️ (I wonder where they're registered!)
In their honor, here are some beautiful stories about their wedding (the premier episode of Arthur, season 22 on PBS) and resources for celebrating love!
30 Children’s Books with LGBT Characters --
via Keshet: "Two Jewish Children's Books with LGBT Characters: -- "The Purim Superhero" -- & "The Flower Girl Wore Celery" -
A Rainbow Celebration: Gays & Lesbians in Books for Children --
via CNN: "'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn came out as gay and got married in the season premiere and Twitter loved it" --
via YouTube: Arthur creator Marc Brown explains why he wanted a gay wedding to be part of the show:
#lgbtq #loveisloveislove

On Finishing a Year of Torah

In the midst of these strange times, a growing community of friends have joined together every weekday morning at 9am on the UJA-Federation ...