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Letters to the Editor: Teacher Gives Thanks, More on Student View

As a retired educator from the Philadelphia public schools who is also a member of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public School ...

Inclusion Is Urgent Matter

In February, Jewish communities across North America and Israel marked Jewish Disabilities Awareness & Inclusion Month.

Three DNA Bombshells Upended My Life

Confusion. Disbelief. Denial.

What Jewish Comedians Thought of SNL’s Israel Dig

At the time of this writing, it’s almost Purim, which means I am busy writing jokes that poke fun at the stuff we do and obsess about as Jews without offending too many people.

Fasting, Jewish Holidays and Our Toxic Diet Culture

This essay originally appeared on Alma, 70 Faces Media’s feminist Jewish culture site. By Jillian Axelrod At 10 years old, I decided it was time for me...

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Rabbi Twerski

The first time I heard the name of Abraham Twerski was at a seder in Milwaukee in 1958.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a Rabbi

I am late to Yom Kippur – which isn’t a problem except I’m leading services

A Dispatch from Dark Days in Texas

Do you know the scene in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” when all four grandparents share the same bed in an effort to keep warm? Texas has been like that this week

Embracing a Different Kind of Purim Tradition

One year ago, we were debating how to navigate Purim carnivals — not whether they should take place.

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Cantors

Remembering Cantor Wall When I graduated from Hebrew High at Har Zion Temple in 1962, my class was each asked to sing a portion of...