May our summer be filled with many opportunities for renewal that will leave us physically and philosophically stronger. Rabbi Michael Goldstein Spokane rabbi: Two holy days neglected by many American Jews http://spokanefavs.com/faith/doctrine-and-practice/spokane-rabbi-two-holy-days-neglected-by-many-american-jews
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.