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Ritual

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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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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Bluma Rivkin on Dealing with Post-Hurrican Katrina Chaos

Bluma Rivkin dealt with the chaos of Katrina by making two lists: one for things she could fix and one for things beyond her control.

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Bluma Rivkin dealt with the chaos of Katrina by making two lists: one for things she could fix and one for things beyond her control.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Sukkot and Four Kinds of People

Drawing on an ancient interpretation of one of the rituals for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Bluma Rivkin talks about the different kinds of people needed to rebuild her community after Katrina.

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Drawing on an ancient interpretation of one of the rituals for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Bluma Rivkin talks about the different kinds of people needed to rebuild her community after Katrina.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Family and Community Post-Hurricane Katrina

The one thing that Hurricane Katrina couldn't destroy was the love Bluma Rivkin had for her family.

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The one thing that Hurricane Katrina couldn't destroy was the love Bluma Rivkin had for her family.

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