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What Tahara Can Teach Us

During a Tahara, the Jewish ritual for sanctifying a body after death, we wash the body in a continuous stream of water, we engage in spacious silence, and we recite words which affirm the inherent goodness of every soul, every life an entire world.

Bring Them Home

We are three weeks into the most threatening time I have lived through as a Jew.

Amazon Is Sold out of Sackcloth.

I am sitting shmira – / Guarding the memories of the dead / until they are returned / to their families embrace.

Let’s Build a Room for Hope

A sermon excerpt from Rabbi Miriam Grossman: Today I need to keep my humanity. And today I need to keep going even without hope. Because hope will come one day.

Last Saturday Morning.

Elana Sztokman: When horror and sadness at the attacks is accompanied by anger at the government.

Be a part of the story

There are no women in leadership positions at the negotiating table between Israelis, Palestinians, or any of the other involved nations. How would things look different if there were? Share in the comments.

There are no women in leadership positions at the negotiating table between Israelis, Palestinians, or any of the other involved nations. How would things look different if there were? Share in the comments. ...

When we witness videos and images of unrelenting violence against Palestinians and the torment of the hostages still held prisoner in Gaza, this core Jewish and feminist value of the sanctity of every human life can slip from our consciousness, replaced by grief, anger, feelings of helplessness.

May our despair and horror help us remember the importance of life. Without life, all the political posturing in the world is worth nothing.

When we witness videos and images of unrelenting violence against Palestinians and the torment of the hostages still held prisoner in Gaza, this core Jewish and feminist value of the sanctity of every human life can slip from our consciousness, replaced by grief, anger, feelings of helplessness.

May our despair and horror help us remember the importance of life. Without life, all the political posturing in the world is worth nothing.
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"One of my earliest spatial memories is of navigating the crowd at an Oneg Shabbat. When you’re really small you can dart around people to get to the cookies!” 

In Lilith's Summer 2022 issue, @juliaquinnauthor spoke to @sarahmseltzer about her unapologetic love for romance novels, sexism in media coverage—and how everyone could use a slice of happily ever after.

Read it now at Lilith.org

"One of my earliest spatial memories is of navigating the crowd at an Oneg Shabbat. When you’re really small you can dart around people to get to the cookies!”

In Lilith`s Summer 2022 issue, @juliaquinnauthor spoke to @sarahmseltzer about her unapologetic love for romance novels, sexism in media coverage—and how everyone could use a slice of happily ever after.

Read it now at Lilith.org
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shabbat shalom (but in pink)

shabbat shalom (but in pink) ...