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Woman in a white robe with her hair blowing straight across her face as she aims a hairdryer at it

Those of us who have tangled with our Jewish curls owe a debt of gratitude to Rose Evansky, of blessed memory, the inventor of the blow drying technique.

Helene Cohen Bludman
Stone wall engraved with a quote from Isaiah reading YOU ARE MY WITNESSES

Why would a college student go to Poland, of all places, for spring break?

Why do I consider Eastern Europe the homeland for Ashkenazi Jews?

Haley Schreier
Dachau concentration camp is visible in the distance behind a long barbed wire fence

Each semester, student participants in URJ Heller High make a pilgrimage to Poland as part of their Jewish history course.

Rabbi Loren Sykes and Ellie Sherman

On November 14, May Peleg, a leader and activist in the Israeli LGBT community, took her own life at the age of 31.

Rabbi Noa Sattath

This week marks Transgender Awareness Week, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, November 20th.

Tracy Wolf

Parashat Tol’dot opens with matriarch Rebecca carrying twins – Esau and Jacob – who, even before birth, struggle each

Rabbi Harold L. Robinson

“On Rosh HaShanah, the year’s decree is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed, who will live and who will die…”

Leanna Cossman

Theodore Bikel’s death earlier this week sent me straight back to the Sunday afte

Jane E. Herman

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII, a symbolic date marked on different days in different pa

Rabbi Michael Farbman

We worked until almost midnight that Thursday, the 30 of us, all middle-aged softball players, arranging tables and chairs for the funeral of a man we didn’t know terribly well.

Michael Sinert


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