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Wonder women

I love strong Jewish women. You could say it started with one named Betty Lou Munk — I call her “Mom” — who in fact grew up Christian on ...
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Looking skyward, looking inward

Some 30 years ago, when Rabbi Karen Bender got her first pulpit, women congregants were eager to observe the rediscovered women’s holiday of Rosh ...
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How to Jew: Presents for Passover?

Above: The bracelet the author gave to his wife for Passover. Photo by Edmon J. Rodman What do we wear to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt? ...
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From Exodus to Israel in a month

During a recent Tot Shabbat at my synagogue, sometime between the kids “skipping, skipping, skipping” and “hopping, hopping, hopping” to ...
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A special education

When Dina Garcia was born, she was blue and not breathing. Ten months later, her parents learned she has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder ...
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