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

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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

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

Three DNA Bombshells Upended My Life

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Confusion. Disbelief. Denial.

What Jewish Comedians Thought of SNL’s Israel Dig

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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

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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

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

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a Rabbi

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

A Dispatch from Dark Days in Texas

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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

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

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Cantors

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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...