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How We Can Help our Littlest Learners in the Wake of Tragedy As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a...
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Women Facing West: Standing up to Gender Discrimination at the Wall At the Kotel, I was confused as to why I was being completely rejected from the most central place of meaning in my religion. I didn’t know how to...
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Jewish Resources for Coping with the Tragic Shooting in Parkland, FL As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence....
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Is Judaism Still a World Religion? In a dramatic shift, the Jewish people has gone from being a worldwide people to being a first-world people....
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I Want Hamantaschen to Be Like When I Was a Kid When I was growing up on Long Island, hamantaschen had a golden yeast dough and filling that oozed from the seams. What ever happened to those delicious...
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Jewish Women Say Celebrating Purim in the #MeToo Era is Different Themes relating to gender are especially relevant this Purim, as sexual harassment and assault allegations against high-profile men continue to emerge....
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How to Bring Balance and Order to Purim’s Chaos Purim is a holiday of excesses and extremes. For someone who thrives on control, order, quiet reflection, and decorum, it can be troubling and uncomfortable....
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Jewish Teens Made History in Tallahassee – and We're Not Done Yet I hope you saw the news stories about buses of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, making their way to Florida’s Capitol to plead with their legislators about preventing gun violence....
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A Letter to My Summer Campers After Parkland I promise that for the rest of my life, I will fight for your safety. I will fight for your freedom from fear. I will fight in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, and...
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This Shabbat, We Remember Those Lives Lost to Gun Violence This Shabbat, we say Mourner's Kaddish for all those lives lost to gun violence thus far in 2018....
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