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TLC's Sister Wives

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Kody Brown and wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn tell their story on TLC's new reality show, Sister Wives.
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Kody Brown and wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn tell their story on TLC's new reality show, Sister Wives.

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TLC's Sister Wives: A Closer Look

I returned home from my cousin’s wedding Sunday night, happy and exhausted with barely enough energy to flop onto the couch and turn on the TV. That is how I found myself watching the two new episodes of TLC’s Sister Wives, a reality TV show about a modern polygamous family.

Elizabeth Imber

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Elizabeth Imber is an intern at JWA. She recently completed her M.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

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Elizabeth Imber is an intern at JWA. She recently completed her M.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

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"Being welcoming" is an end unto itself

I recently read a piece called "New Study Finds That It’s Not a Lack of Welcome That’s Keeping the Intermarrieds Away" in the eJewish Philanthropy daily e-letter. It explained how a study done by Steven M. Cohen, a sociologist who studies American Jews, determined that it was a lack of "competency" rather than welcome that was keeping intermarried families and their children from engaging with the Jewish community.

Marriage Equality Demonstration, June 14, 2007

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Rally in support of marriage equality at the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention at Boston City Hall, June 14, 2007.
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Rally in support of marriage equality at the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention at Boston City Hall, June 14, 2007.

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Jewish Women International Logo

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"What's Jewish About Justice?" Signs: ...Our Own Fate is Bound Up in the Fate of Others

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From the Jewish Women's Archive's Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project, "How Does My Identity Inform My Actions? Unit 1, Lesson 2."

Developed by Simon Greer and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Jewish Funds for Justice.

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From the Jewish Women's Archive's Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project, "How Does My Identity Inform My Actions? Unit 1, Lesson 2."

Developed by Simon Greer and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Jewish Funds for Justice.

National Federation of Temple Youth at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963

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National Federation of Temple Youth at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. Hillel Gamoran, Slide Collection No. 3488.
Courtesy of the Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, 1963.
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National Federation of Temple Youth at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. Hillel Gamoran, Slide Collection No. 3488.


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Norma Fox Mazer circa 1937

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Norma Fox Mazer as a child in Glens Falls, NY circa 1937.
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Norma Fox Mazer as a child in Glens Falls, NY circa 1937.

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Norma Fox Mazer circa 2005

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Norma Fox Mazer in Montpelier, VT circa 2005.
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Norma Fox Mazer in Montpelier, VT circa 2005.
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