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Devon Spier

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Image of rabbinical student and JWA blogger, Devon Spier (2017).

Devon Spier is writer, rabbinical student and spiritual entrepreneur. Her name means “poet” in Gaelic and her liturgy is featured regularly at Ritualwell.org and her blogging on Jewish entrepreneurship can be found at Blog.Jewcer.org. She resides in the small suburban shtetl of Kitchener, Ontario

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Students at the Library circa 1910s

To Women Writing Bravely

By coming to know our foremothers, we are actually coming to know ourselves and by taking up the weight of the pen and writing our own story, we are freeing all women, then and now. For women’s stories are the keys to our collective liberation. To all the women writing bravely today, I dedicate this piece.

Topics: Poetry
April Baskin at a Black Lives Matter Hanukkah Action

To Ascend Does Not Mean to Not Speak

This Hanukkah, I decided to create a holiday blessing of my own––one that draws from Jewish law and Hasidic folk history, while also incorporating contemporary Judaism's call to affirm the lives of women who have been hidden from history. I hope you will recite these words of blessing, and as you do so, recall valiant Jewish women, whose stories deserve to be heard and seen.

Topics: Hanukkah

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Devon Spier." (Viewed on December 17, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/devon>.

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