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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.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Reuniting and Rebuilding Jewish Community Post-Hurricane Katrina

Bluma Rivkin jokes that she's the last person you'd expect to plunge into the labor of rebuilding a city.

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Bluma Rivkin jokes that she's the last person you'd expect to plunge into the labor of rebuilding a city.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Keeping Her Family Whole Post-Hurricane Katrina

Bluma Rivkin struggled to keep her family together as they fled in the midst of Hurricane Katrina.

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Bluma Rivkin struggled to keep her family together as they fled in the midst of Hurricane Katrina.

Rachel King on the Opening of Mayyim Hayyim

On May 14, 2004, the progressive mikveh Mayyim Hayyim opened its doors. Rachel King discusses the powerful experience of immersing in this welcoming, inclusive space at important turning points in her life.

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On May 14, 2004, the progressive mikveh Mayyim Hayyim opened its doors. Rachel King discusses the powerful experience of immersing in this welcoming, inclusive space at important turning points in her life.

Deborah Waxman, 2013

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Rabbi Deborah Waxman in 2013.

Image courtesy of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College via Wikimedia Commons.

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Rabbi Deborah Waxman in 2013.

Image courtesy of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College via Wikimedia Commons.

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Anita Diamant

Both through her writing and through her work as founding president of Mayyim Hayyim, Anita Diamant has breathed new life into Jewish midrash and rituals.

Why This Mompreneur Is Grateful for Shabbat

If you’re a driven, self-employed working parent like I am, there’s no internal control mechanism that says it’s time to shut down. I’m nurturing preschool-aged twins, an expanding business, and my next book—entities that call on my resources with infinite demands. Left to my own devices, I would probably crash and burn. In the past, I have.

"Being, Doing" Shabbat Graphic by Marco Acevedo

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"Being, Doing" by Marco Acevedo, created for Beth Emet's 5775 theme.
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"Being, Doing" by Marco Acevedo, created for Beth Emet's 5775 theme.

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