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Midrash and Aggadah

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Judith Plaskow

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Judith Plaskow.
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Judith Plaskow.

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Norma Rosen's novel Touching Evil contemplates the Holocaust.

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Norma Rosen's novel Touching Evil contemplates the Holocaust.

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Anita Diamant

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Rylands Haggadah Page

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Page from the Rylands Haggadah. The Healing of Moses’ Leprous Arm (above) and The Return to Egypt, and Zipporah Circumcising her Son (below).
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Page from the Rylands Haggadah. The Healing of Moses’ Leprous Arm (above) and The Return to Egypt, and Zipporah Circumcising her Son (below).

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Rabbi Sandy Sasso, first Reconstructionist woman rabbi.
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Rabbi Sandy Sasso, first Reconstructionist woman rabbi.

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Rachel Cowan's Yom Kippur Sermon, 1991

Rachel Cowan reading an excerpt from her Yom Kippur sermon, “Paths to Healing,” which was printed in The Outstreatched Arm, newsletter of the Jewish Healing Center, Fall 1991. View transcript.

Rachel Cowan reading an excerpt from her Yom Kippur sermon, “Paths to Healing,” which was printed in The Outstreatched Arm, newsletter of the Jewish Healing Center, Fall 1991. View transcript.

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