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Jewish Holidays

Kosher Camera

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A satirical new product featured on eJewishPhilanthropy's pJewishMisanthropy.
A satirical new product featured on eJewishPhilanthropy's pJewishMisanthropy.

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Having survived a blizzardy drive down dark, unfamiliar roads last Wednesday evening, I shook the cold and snowflakes from my coat and walked into a warm room at the Newton JCC.

Shira Kline Performing at Purim Primary Event, 2012

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Esther (Shira Kline) asks the League of Extraordinary Women "What characteristics make someone extraordinary?" at the Purim Primary event, 2012.
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Esther (Shira Kline) asks the League of Extraordinary Women "What characteristics make someone extraordinary?" at the Purim Primary event, 2012.
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Shira Kline and Jon Adam Ross, 2012

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Shira Kline and Jon Adam Ross at the Purim Primary event, 2012.
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Shira Kline and Jon Adam Ross at the Purim Primary event, 2012.

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Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas)

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Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas).

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas).

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Purim, drinking, and consent: The Jewish community's role in preventing sexual violence

In the end, I hung the plastic bag of condoms on the door handle of my hotel room.

College Costume Party

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A college costume party.

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A college costume party.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Holidays." (Viewed on May 1, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/jewish-holidays>.

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