How could I continue posting happy family photos, after discovering the devastating diagnosis?
Feminist pioneer Letty Cottin Pogrebin has started a new conversation about the sick and how we try to care for them. She talks about Judaism’s mixed messages on caring.
A look back at breast cancer news from the past year reveals that a lot of what we thought we knew about the disease and the advocacy work surrounding it has been wrong.
If you want to show someone you care, you need to show up. Virtual empathy does not replace your presence; it is merely the easy way out of trying to be kind to a fellow human. Writing a few words on a website or tracking the progress of an ill person are certainly thoughtful gestures. The problem is that there are those who, having made those gestures, will believe their quota of meting out kindness to another has been fulfilled, that they need not do more.