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Parshat Emor: What it means to leave a legacy

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This past week we have seen a “modern” example of sacrifice upon hearing the news of American troops killing Osama Bin Laden. All week I reflected on what Osama’s life meant and the legacy he would be remembered by. Reading countless news articles caused me to question, was Osama happy? And, although the US spent a decade hunting him, did our country do the right thing by killing him? These are not easy questions, and there may not be easy answers.

Shabbat at Planned Parenthood

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The people awake at 7:15 a.m., when I left the house this past Saturday morning, were walking their dogs, washing off the streets in front of their stores and picking up a bite to eat.

Passover recipe roundup

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Matzah Toffee Bark
Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemons
Gâteau à l’Orange (Orange Cake)

We're nearing the end of Passover, which means you might be running out of meal ideas. Alternatively, it means there's only a few more days to try these exciting Passover recipes!

The confrontational face of Miriam

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Miriam in "The Songs of Joy"

When we are first introduced to Miriam in the Bible, the times are bleak. The Egyptian Pharaoh has decreed that all baby boys born to the Hebrew slaves be immediately put to death.

Women's Liberation and Jewish Identity: Bringing it home

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Next Generation panel

Last week, I had the great privilege of attending the conference “Women’s Liberation and Jewish Identity: Uncovering a legacy of innovation, activism, and social change.” (JWA was

The modern Haggadah: New voices and the reactionary

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Haggadah

This year I tried something new at my family’s Seder. We used a new Haggadah!

Eating Jewish: Charoset medley

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Charoset

Although most, if not all, Jewish holiday meals use certain foods and dishes to symbolize various elements of the celebration, the seder meal does so in a way that is integral to the ritual of the meal itself. From the maror to the zeroah, each has its place in the structure of the seder. Of all these symbolic foods, charoset is definitely my favorite and I have to agree with Gil Marks when he says in the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food that it “is unquestionably the most flavorful and arguably everyone’s favorite of the seder foods.”

A Fifth Question for Passover

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The Passover Seder offers an opportunity to remember more than just the exodus from Egypt and our desert wanderings.

The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including women's voices

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Haggadah

This Passover, the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com have teamed up to bring you a downloadable, open source, http://www.jewishbost

Jewish Feminism and Feminist Jews: More Questions than Answers

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Next Generation panel

By now it's both a truth and a truism that the personal is political.

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