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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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How the Reconstructionist Rabbis of My Youth Ruined (Other) Shuls for Me. Part 1: Liturgy

This series of posts is dedicated to the Reconstructionist rabbis who served or visited the then small, now large, Congregation Darchei Noam of Toronto of my youth (Rabbis Joy Levitt, Allan Lehmann, Richard Hirsh, David Teucsh, Barry Blum, Deborah Brin, Larry Pinsker and several … 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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