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Hyphen Parent

Hyphen Parent
Dorothy-Ann Parent (better known as Hyphen) is a writer, a traditional Jew, a seeker of justice, a lover of stories, the self-proclaimed Jewish Molly Weasley, hobbit-sized, and best not left unattended in a bookshop or animal shelter.

A Letter To Our Son on His Bar Mitzvah

Our son was called to the Torah for his bar mitzvah ceremony just weeks after the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburg. In the wake of that horror, we had to step back and decide what we did and didn’t want to do for his ceremony. We opted to continue as planned, although with a guard at the door. That event weighed heavily on my mind as I wrote this speech for his ceremony.

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Stones For The Living

On Jewish graves, you’ll find stones left on grave markers. We don’t typically use flowers at graveyards. Some argue it’s not right to mark one death by sacrificing the life of flowers.

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