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I Am the Egg (Wo)Man: Reflections on Rosh Chodesh Av & Tisha B'Av

As a Reform Jew, I have long struggled with the meaning and ritual of Tisha B’Av. I have learned and studied over the years; this week at the Hartman Institute, we wrestled with the notions of and texts on communal mourning. I do not wish to see the Temple rebuilt speedily in my day, and so what do I do with this holiday?

Women of the Wall Counter Protest

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Counter protest by Women of the Wall, raising prayer books and singing at haredi protesters.
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Counter protest by Women of the Wall, raising prayer books and singing at haredi protesters.

Ann Lane

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Historian Ann Lane (1931-2013).

Photo by Jack Mellott.

Courtesy University of Virginia Media Relations.

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Historian Ann Lane (1931-2013).

Photo by Jack Mellott.

Courtesy University of Virginia Media Relations.

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Stand with Texas Women - Protesters at Statehouse

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Protesters fill the rotunda at the Statehouse.
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Protesters fill the rotunda at the Statehouse.

Courtesy of Jordyn Rozensky

Stand with Texas Women - Sign

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A sign at the Texas Statehouse reads "mother by choice- mother for choice."
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A sign at the Texas Statehouse reads "mother by choice- mother for choice."

Courtesy of Jordyn Rozensky

Stand with Texas Women - Rally

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Women rally in Texas to raise their voice for choice.
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Women rally in Texas to raise their voice for choice.

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Gloria Garcia Litt, 2013

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Gloria Garcia Litt answers Hineini, "here I am", at a rally for reproductive rights at the Texas Statehouse, Austin, Texas, 2013.
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Gloria Garcia Litt answers Hineini, "here I am", at a rally for reproductive rights at the Texas Statehouse, Austin, Texas, 2013.

Courtesy of Gloria Garcia Litt.

Suffragists Sell Flowers

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Suffragists, in a car, sell flowers.
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Suffragists, in a car, sell flowers.


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A Woman's Place is at Prayer

Nearly 20 years ago I was living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a haven for observant Conservative Jews. I had my choice of multiple minyanim to attend; even the crowded weekend city streets had an air of the Sabbath, and kosher food abounded.

There were so many Conservative and egalitarian options that I rarely ventured into the neighborhood’s Orthodox community, and I certainly never attended an Orthodox synagogue.

Barbra Streisand, 1962

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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