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Strange Thoughts- A new take on Loving the Stranger

Crossposted at Jewschool When newspaper style guides started adopting “they ” and “their” as singular, gender-neutral pronouns a friend told me, “I get why this should be done. It is the right thing to do. But it is going to … Continue reading

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Stay Away From the R.C.A.- (to the tune of Y.M.C.A. by the Village People)

For some reason my funny posts usually  get more attention than my serious ones. Since people liked it so much here is: Stay Away From the R.C.A.- (to the tune of Y.M.C.A. by the Village People) Stay away from the R.C.A. … Continue reading

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Recon Rabbis and non-Jewish spouses

I have been mulling over this the issue of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College  accepting rabbis with non-Jewish spouses for  a year and have many long discussions with friends and family (some Reconstructionists,  some rabbis, some both and some neither) and I am still … Continue reading

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It’s not about the extra mitzvot: Mansplaining the Morning Blessings

In Orthodox prayerbooks, a traditional daily morning blessing specifically thanks God for “not making me woman.” It is a part of a trio of prayers expressing gratitude for what we are not. The other two members of the trio are thanking … Continue reading

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Hagbah observant progressive feminist Jews talking about Torah, egalitarian practice texts and Jewish life

New fb discussion group if you are interested join us Hagbah: observant progressive feminist Jews talking about Torah, egalitarian practice texts and Jewish life

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Frog and Toad Christmas story – a Jewish FAIL

Originally posted on Rainbow Tallit Baby:
As a huge fan of the Frog and Toad series, I have read all the books with two of my kids (so far). On the most recent reading of Frog and Toad All Year,…

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V’Tzivanu: Women, Tefillin, and Tzitzit: Bread and Butter, Challah and Tefillin, and the “New Jew”

READ the whole thing- it is worth it! I have come to the conclusion that the rabbis exempted women from certain mitzvot to ensure that men are free to serve God through mitzvot, and that the mitzvot not lose their … Continue reading

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