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Lena Horne in the kitchen, cropped

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Lena Horne in the kitchen.
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Lena Horne in the kitchen.

This Shavuot, I’m Ditching the Cheesy Recipes

I feel a certain amount of discomfort in posting on JWA’s blog the glowing, cheerful recipes so common this time of year. As a Jewish organization that focuses on women’s history and feminism, what does it mean to fill our blog with recipes for baked goods and brisket? Though we boast an increasingly robust number of male readers, JWA reaches mainly women. Do I want to bombard them with tips for cooking for a large family during the holidays? No, not really.

Lena Horne

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Lena Horne in the kitchen.
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Lena Horne in the kitchen.

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An Early Confirmation Certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 3 of 3)

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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 3 of 3).

Page 1, page 2.

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 3 of 3).

Page 1, page 2.

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An Early Confirmation Certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 2 of 3)

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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 2 of 3).

Page 1, page 3.

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 2 of 3).

Page 1, page 3.

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

An Early Confirmation Certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D. (Page 1 of 3)

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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D.

Page 2, page 3.

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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An early confirmation certificate for the Island of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies by Rabbi David Philipson D.D.

Page 2, page 3.

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Ruth in Boaz's Field by Julius Schnorr von Carlosfeld, 1828

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Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld's "Ruth in Boaz's Field," 1828, oil on canvas.
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Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld's "Ruth in Boaz's Field," 1828, oil on canvas.

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An Un-Love Song

An Un-Love Song is written as a psalm to Shavuot, which is associated with one of the most beautiful, celebratory poems in history, the Song of Songs. However, it’s written in the style of a Lamentation, as a response to heartbreaking acts of aggression towards women and children in the misappropriated name of religion. The poem addresses current events against a backdrop of Biblical recounting, including the Mount Sinai experience, the sin of worshipping the golden calf, the subsequent breaking of the original Tablets, and the story of Ruth and Naomi. It is a decidedly feminist poem.

Lemon Lavender Yogurt Cake

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Lemon Lavender Yogurt Cake.
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Lemon Lavender Yogurt Cake.
Courtesy of Katherine Romanow.

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Eggplant with Greek Yogurt Sauce

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Eggplant with Greek yogurt sauce.

Image by Katherine Romanow.

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Eggplant with Greek yogurt sauce.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Shavuot." (Viewed on April 30, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/shavuot>.

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