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A rabbi with a black hat and beard once told me that a black hat and beard don’t make a Chassid, a pious Jew who goes beyond the law in fulfilling their duties toward others and God – and a specific gender doesn’t, either.

Bruce Josephy
Moses in a reed basket

It’s a recurring biblical pattern: Time and again, it’s the woman who “gets it” and the man who does not.

There is much we can learn from these women, starting with Eve.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Judge's gavel, sound block, and name plate that says "ABORTION"

In the days before Roe v. Wade declared abortion a constitutional right, the symbol of women’s underground, dangerous – and persistent – efforts to obtain abortions was the simple wire coat hanger. Despite the constitutional protections in place since 1973, this gruesome symbol has recently made a troubling return to our discourse on reproductive justice.

Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin

The curriculum at my synagogue focused on tikkun olam and social action, so I grew up knowing I had a responsibility to “repair the world.” In Togo, I found the tiny portion of the world I wanted to help repair. 

Rebecca Walsh

Hafrashat challah (separating the challah) is a practice popular in Orthodox circles, as it is one of three mitzvot (commandments) considered special for women.

Sharon Mann

During my first year as a rabbinical student, which was spent on the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, I began to see my homelan

Alli Cohen

This Shabbat, in parashah Pinchas, we read the st

Rachel Chung

When I was in eighth grade, my family and I took a vacation to England. It was an awesome trip, from visiting Oxford (or Hogwarts, as I recognized it) to Big Ben to the London Eye.

Rachel Chung

Rarely does a 16-year-old Jewish girl from suburban Massachusetts get the chance to look back on her day and recognize that she helped make history.

Juliet Pesner

I woke up bright and early on Monday morning to head to the Western Wall with my students, participants in the NFTY-EIE study abroad program in Israel.

Ariella Poni Kronish

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