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Ritual

Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

As dean of Hebrew College, Sharon Cohen Anisfeld has struck a rare balance between overseeing the seminary as a whole and connecting with each of her students on a personal level.

Jill Hammer

Jill Hammer co-founded the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute to offer women alternative ways of connecting with Jewish tradition by focusing on the sacredness of the body and the earth.

Debbie Friedman with Her Guitar

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Ruth Fredman Cernea

While she spent her career studying Jewish communities from Washington, DC to Myanmar, Ruth Fredman Cernea may be best known for her part in creating the annual Latke Hamantash Debate at the University of Chicago.

I Don’t Wrap Tefillin But I Like That I Could

I don’t like praying on the women’s side of the divider. I’ve only done so once but once was enough. 

Girl with Tefillin at Kotel

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A young girl places her tefillin at the Western Wall, Jerusalem.
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A young girl places her tefillin at the Western Wall, Jerusalem.

Courtesy of Michal Patelle/Wikimedia

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Bratmobile

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American punk band Bratmobile. The caption reads "cool schmool?" more like cool shul."

Photo by Greg Neate.

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American punk band Bratmobile. The caption reads "cool schmool?" more like cool shul."

Photo by Greg Neate.

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Tallit, Advah Designs

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A tallit from Advah Designs.
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A tallit from Advah Designs.

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My Grandmother, My Mother and I: Finding Our First Tallitot

My grandmother, my mother, and I walked into a store. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Actually, the three of us were on a mission to find a tallit for me. My bat mitzvah was approaching, and, since neither my mom nor my grandmother had a tallit of her own, they both wanted to accompany me.

Celia Raker

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Poet and playwright Celia Raker.

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Poet and playwright Celia Raker.

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