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So Jordan, who with wife Beth is now the parent of children Christopher, 31, Catherine, 27, and Olivia, 25, did what fathers have to do: “We figure it out as we go along. If anyone right out of seminary tells you they’ve figured it all out, they’re not telling the truth,” he says. “They’re just not telling you. It’s like parenting. We often joke that being a parent comes with no instruction manual.”

In many ways, he says, “the last 15 months have been the perfect textbook example of (how) a seminary education doesn’t prepare you for pastoring in a pandemic.” Here’s another parallel with parenting: Making far-reaching decisions while admitting “that we really didn’t know what we were doing,” Jordan says. “You have to consult with other people and then make your best judgment.”

In early March 2020, a nurse in his congregation advised him to cancel that Sunday’s services out of caution for the danger ahead, even though some thought that was an overreaction. A task force of professionals was formed to help guide policies and procedures, and services moved online and, eventually, out onto the church’s expansive lawn.

“We’re all in this together. The buck stops with me, but I want to hear as many voices as possible. There needs to be a sense of authority,” Jordan says. “You have to say, ‘Here is what I’ve found to be best, and here is what we’re doing.’ You try not to say, ‘This is what you’re gonna do, whether you like it or not.’ I really stress to people that we’re doing the best we can with what we know now.”

First Baptist of Decatur will resume indoor services on Father’s Day, with some protocols still in place. Jordan says that ultimately leading in a crisis, as a dad and as a pastor, has been about admitting your own humanity.

“It’s been a real challenge, because I’ve been struggling, too,” Jordan says. “It’s helped all of us to dig a little more deeply, when it really matters. I’ve been very transparent. People appreciate when pastors can say that, too. It’s a balance of trying to convey that we can get through this, and that God is present and, yet, acknowledge that it doesn’t always feel that way.”

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Rabbi Samuel Kaye and daughter Selah. (Courtesy of The Temple/Ellis Vener)

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Rabbi Samuel Kaye, The Temple, Atlanta

Samuel Kaye has been a rabbi for three years and a father for less than one, but he already knows what the two experiences have in common.

“I read an article that said that being in a covenantal relationship with God and being a parent are similar in that your own freedoms and own desires are not the most important things in your life,” says Kaye, 36. He and his wife, Taylor Baruchel, will celebrate their daughter Selah’s first birthday at the end of June.

“Your love for them is greater than anything else, than your own comforts and your own love and needs. My faith in God and my love as a father aren’t that different, because (in each) you have to do the right thing,” he says.

Kaye’s rabbinical journey began 10 years ago, when as a 26-year-old Chicago bartender, he had “an intensely spiritual moment” during a trip to Jerusalem that inspired him to begin studying. That journey, as well as his path as a father, has been deeply affected by the coronavirus crisis, which hit right before Passover 2020, disrupting traditionally communal plans.

“Very quickly, the Jewish community had to deal with isolation at the same time that we were supposed to be together. That trauma (was) in the really early days when we didn’t know anything, when you were still wiping down your groceries,” he recalls. “But we came together in that moment and knew we had to rise to meet it.”

The Temple, in close contact with its approximately 1,600 families, transitioned into digital meetings, while navigating not only the technology but antisemitic Zoom bombers and “creepy people who would get on and watch what we were doing.” While it was hard, Kaye says he watched people function as a family, with younger members reaching out to their elders to help them figure out Zoom.

While Kaye rallied to help lead his Temple family, his nuclear family was coming together. Selah was born in June 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus, and the new dad slept in the hospital “because if I left, I was afraid I would not be let back in.” When the three finally got home, he says, he had the privilege of being able to work from home, not only getting to spend time with his daughter but setting an example for his congregants.

“To an extent, it helped that the rabbi and cantors were all in our homes, too, leading from our homes with every class and service, everything but funerals. We were trying to show everyone what they should be doing, that you should be staying home like ‘We are not doing anything differently than you,’” Kaye says.

Presenting a united front while admitting vulnerability, as a parent and as a rabbi, has been crucial, he says. “Talking about God during troubled times, there’s always a ‘Yes, and’ answer. There was an acknowledgment of the spiritual reality of uncertainness. It’s not enough to pray that it goes away. There’s a saying, ‘Pray as if everything depends on God, act as if everything depends on you.’”

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The problem was the order was issued almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War. So, unknown to them, those enslaved Black people, along with hundreds of thousands of others, had labored in bondage on plantations when they should have been free.","_id":"SX74S3SZFBH5RBY5CGJC7L7RPY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623797431660,"type":"text","content":"The antebellum period figures prominently into “Remembrance and Resistance,” which is sponsored in partnership with Flux Projects and the cemetery. Three years after the cemetery opened in 1850, along what is now the southern border of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, a small plot was designated to bury the bodies of enslaved Black people. 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C. D. Moody Construction, a Black-owned construction company was contracted to build the structure over an empty lot, with no graves below it, in what is now the historical African American Burial Grounds. For the past several years, Minniefield studied Black worship traditions both at Emory University and on a fellowship to Gambia in 2020. She was tracing her matrilineal line there and studying the origins of ring shouts in Gambia when the pandemic shut down travel and she found herself stranded for months.","_id":"HO57MICKXRD6VHQ6Y7RCNXUNIM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623797431665,"type":"text","content":"“I was stuck by quarantine and turned that into research,” Minniefield said.","_id":"UTNHDMIUZVBYBELXR6PGE4CSWI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623797431666,"type":"text","content":"There, she recorded and photographed a performance of a ring shout. Those images along with video from other ring shouts from Brazil to Georgia, will be projected against the interior walls of the praise house so visitors feel as though they are in its center. 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Locally, the Atlanta Hawks made Juneteenth a paid holiday for its employees. Virginia, with help from music producer/artist Pharrell Williams, and New York state both announced that Juneteenth would become a state holiday. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, however, Juneteenth was one of many Emancipation Day celebrations in various parts of the Midwest and, of course, the South, including Atlanta and Georgia overall.","_id":"VPOIZMYIFNHA7DVNYQ3AONJH2E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615216908151,"type":"text","content":"“African Americans held Emancipation Day celebrations really on January 1, because that was the day in which the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect,” shares Savannah native Dr. Karen Cook-Bell, who serves as associate professor of history at Bowie State University, a public HBCU in Maryland. 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The kind of anger that weighs you down the moment you walk in the door. The kind of anger that might lead those in your midst to saddle you with a pejorative stereotype that I won’t repeat here.","_id":"SUSS5CRNTVG6VDQPZ6FCFVEJ2Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623093618090,"type":"text","content":"In the end, it was a woman editor who would throw me a lifeline by helping me identify career-changing opportunities without subjecting me to the anger-inducing interactions I had experienced with men in power who seemed to have little respect for personal boundaries.","_id":"SPT272GU6ZFM3G27UOBWE7CKQM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1623093618091,"type":"text","content":"Having more women in leadership roles is just one way to change corporate structures that enable harassment, Alexander said. 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