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Matt Adler

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A Plea to My Israeli Brothers and Sisters to Unite

(30) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 5:30 PM

To my Israeli brothers and sisters:

I am an American Jew. I regularly attend synagogue. I speak Hebrew. I've been to Israel several times. And I care deeply about the future of not only my country, but also that of the State of Israel. And that's why I'm asking...

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My Experience Fighting for Marriage Equality in Maryland

(13) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 4:55 PM

On Election Day I had the privilege of volunteering for Marylanders for Marriage Equality's "Yes on Question 6" campaign. It was a day full of frustration but also excitement. I spent seven hours at Bells Mill Elementary School, in my hometown of Potomac, talking to voters about why they should...

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A Train Ride with Avraham

(7) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 2:01 PM

I somewhat begrudgingly grabbed my jacket off the seat and allowed the old man to sit down. My momentary inconvenience turned to joy when I heard the man speaking Hebrew on his cell phone. Although I was a bit scared by his ultra-Orthodox garb -- the top hat, the beard,...

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Momentary Pain, Long-Term Gain

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 8:26 PM

So there I was, standing on the altar, swaying back and forth anxiously as the clergyman read the passage: "Christian marriage is between a man and a woman."

I felt a pang. To me it sounded like a George Bush advertisement straight out of his 2004 political campaign. I felt...

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