A Jewish prayer for the start of this pandemic school year
September 4, 2020
Scrolling through all the open Safari windows on my phone is like a virtual tour through the months of this pandemic. It starts in the early spring with online gardening tips, funny memes about the shift to virtual schooling, and recipes for banana bread, cookies, and Marzipan bakery's legendary rugelach (though I still haven't tackled that one). Then there are long-form reads about grief and loss, data-driven pieces about decision making, and funny memes about doomscrolling.
And now, as we face the beginning of a school year that none of us ever wanted to imagine, my more recent windows in...