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Billye Joyce Roberts


I Read Tehillim in My Favorite Bar

By On August 6, 2018

My Rav doesn't understand about my bartender. I haven't ever had the chance to tell him this, but I think G-d draws me to this young man. I think She wants me… Read More

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Completely Weirdly Wildly Magical Mystical

By On July 23, 2018

I never saw any bright, shining lights in the relationships I was surrounded by growing up. But I've read about bashert, the Jewish ideal of finding the person you were meant to… Read More


Most Wonderful Rabbi in the World Writes Greatest Book in the World

By On July 9, 2018

Steve Jobs did not exit the womb with a computer chip in his mouth. Warren Buffet was not born holding a stock tip, and Thomas Edison didn't change the light bulb above… Read More


Sometimes I’m Human First

By On July 2, 2018

My favorite costume at the "Families Belong Together" protest was someone dressed as a dinosaur, with a sign that said: Walls didn't work at Jurassic Park either.… Read More


The Barrier Between Me and My Dream was Sinai

By On June 25, 2018

And yet, the simple truth, *my* simple truth, is that I honestly don't care if Sinai was a historical fact.… Read More

Girl Surrounded by Pink Smoke

Barack and I… We Inhaled

By On June 11, 2018

“I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale ....” Bill Clinton "When I was a kid... I inhaled... frequently. I mean that was the… Read More

Little Girl

Did You Know You Have Angels On Your Shoulders?

By On May 28, 2018

One semester when I was 9 or 10, I decided I would get all A's.. to please my mother. … Read More

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I’m Glad I Wasn’t Born A Jew

By On May 2, 2018

It gives me a different perspective.… Read More


Nuriel’s Newest Song Burns With Fire And Compassion

By On December 27, 2017

An interview with Yonatan Attias, lead singer of the band Nuriel.… Read More

Guest Post

Black, Jewish, And Marching In Selma In 2017

By On February 28, 2017

A Jew of color who grew up during the Civil Rights movement describes why she has chosen to march in Selma in the Trump era.… Read More

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