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Fifty Shades of Anti-Semitism

March 4, 2015 11:36am

When my children were in Kindergarten they learned about the story of Esther in preparation for Purim. Five years ago, at the Purim Seudah, or festive...

 

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At Purim, We Shall Overcome

March 3, 2015 3:19pm

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. With inspiring speakers, expressions o...

 

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What Matters is You (Not if the Dress is Black & Blue or White & Gold)

March 6, 2015 10:00am

Last weekend a group of 60+ LGBTQ and ally teens joined together for the 4th annual Keshet/Hazon LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton. These words of Torah...

 

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New York City + Social Justice + Jewish Journeys = One Inspiring Summer (Sponsored)

February 9, 2015 12:13pm

Calling all Jewish high school students! Searching for an exciting and challenging way to spend the summer? You'll definitely want to check out Ju...

 

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Homemade Pita Bread

March 5, 2015 8:18am

In the ancient world, bread was usually made by using a type of sourdough starter. A little bit of raw dough was set aside, unbaked, in a cool, shaded...

 

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The Cruelty of a Cheeseburger

March 6, 2015 9:00am

This week’s Torah portion commands us to swear off cheeseburgers. Well not exactly. It was the rabbis that created the prohibition against mixing meat...

 

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Dressing Up As Vashti

March 4, 2015 11:25am

Little girls don’t usually dress up as Vashti for Purim. Esther is the heroine, after all, and those poofy princess dresses that went on sale afte...

 

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Esther, the Megillah, and Me

March 2, 2015 11:51am

Ever since I was young, I have always felt a strong connection to Purim. For most girls at that age, the focus was dressing up as princesses and makin...