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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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If it doesn’t have clickable link to a photo it doesn’t exist?

This article  (in Haaretz (Medieval siddur battles gender inequality via Jewish prayer also reported in the Sisterhood blog) talks about a variant of the infamous “who has not made me a woman” prayer, which has a line for womean to say thanking … Continue reading

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Egalitarian. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means…

Crossposted at Jewschool Has feminism run its course in Jewish liturgy and ritual practice? Jay Michaelson (Rethinking Egalitarianism:Are We Leveling the Playing Field Too Low?, Forward, Nov. 5, 2010) described how young Jews, who grew up in progressive shuls, when … Continue reading

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