1 year ago • May 20, 2023

Every Letter, Every Soul

Rabbi Morris Panitz

Parashat Bamidbar Sermon. The mystics believe that every soul corresponds to a letter in the Torah.  And, if a letter is missing, erased, or smudged, we can’t continue reading from the scroll until that letter is restored to its vibrancy.  Anti-trans bills, including the two signed this past week, represent a conscious and coordinated attempt to erase trans and non-binary people from our communities and collective story.  It’s time to move beyond the rhetoric of support and into life-saving action.