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  • A Dance on the Bimah
  • Sukkot Stuffed Peppers
  • Giving Thanks on Sukkot
  • Her Book of Separation
  • Woman Reading Torah

    A Dance on the Bimah

    I sensed some apprehension in the sanctuary as we settled into our seats for Rosh Hashanah services. The congregation was experiencing a first: a woman was leading the clergy for the first time in congregational history. Joining her on the bimah was our second rabbi, also a woman. I knew there were some in the congregation who wondered what it would be like to begin this new year without male leadership at the top.

  • Final Stuffed Pepper Photo

    Sukkot Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed foods are traditional for Sukkot, and represent a time of plenty. This immediately made me want to tackle a stuffed pepper situation. Stuffed peppers are great because it allows you to basically put together all your favorite vegetables in unusually fancy packaging.

  • Sukkot Harvest

    A Bicultural Jew Gives Thanks on Sukkot

    So, my journey from New York to Texas has resulted in my viewing myself as a bicultural Jew: I have had the luxury and privilege of taking Jewishness for granted and I also know the depths of Jewish illiteracy and intolerance that plague parts of the country and some institutions of higher education.

  • Tova and The Book of Separation

    Tova Mirvis’ Journey from Orthodoxy to Memoir

    Tova Mirvis is the author of the recently released The Book of Separation, a memoir chronicling her growing doubts about her Orthodox faith and her ultimate decision to leave after forty years in the community.

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