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What Diet Coke Taught Me About Food Tshuvah

What Diet Coke Taught Me About Food Tshuvah
By September 11, 2008

I like Diet Coke. Okay, let’s be fair – I really like Diet Coke. As my main source of caffeine, it was as much a part of my image in rabbinical school as the midrash books I schlepped around. When … Read More

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The Heretic: Stop Whispering, Start Shouting

The Heretic: Stop Whispering, Start Shouting
By September 11, 2008

Earlier this week, our friends at Agriprocessors, America’s largest supplier of glatt kosher meat, were charged with more than 9000 counts of child labor violations. Named in the Iowa affidavit are Aaron Rubashkin, Agriprocessors owner, his son Sholom M. Rubashkin, … Read More

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Glamorous Tzedakess: Meet Chloé Jo

Glamorous Tzedakess: Meet Chloé Jo
By September 10, 2008

If anyone can save the world one animal, one human, one frizzy-haired girl at a time, all while looking entirely put together, it would be Chloé Jo. Ditching her ankle-length skirts at Yeshiva the age of 15 for a NYC … Read More

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Is There a Common Jewish Denominator?

Is There a Common Jewish Denominator?
By September 10, 2008

Do you experience a different internal emotional tone or feeling when you are talking to a stranger or a colleague or someone in a store who is Jewish? What is that?  Why is that?  Is it a shared cultural or … Read More

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Rabbis, Heal Thyselves

Rabbis, Heal Thyselves
By September 9, 2008

I needed to say Kaddish.  My father was dead.  I wanted to honor him with prayers for his soul, with prayers to God, with prayers to fill my empty heart. This was my time as a Jew to become a … Read More

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Jews Have Disappeared into a Malady of Silence and Surnames

Jews Have Disappeared into a Malady of Silence and Surnames
By September 8, 2008

One day I just happened to drop by Auschwitz for the afternoon.   Just like in the movies…the claustrophobic gas chamber, the metal sliding trays used to shove bodies into the ovens as well as a kind of stench that … Read More

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I Don’t Speak Red

I Don’t Speak Red
By September 8, 2008

I’m trying to make sense of the Republican convention.  I’m also trying to rise above the righteousness I see on both sides and put myself in someone else’s shoes, but I sort of feel like Cinderella’s step sister. Two nights … Read More

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Book Club: My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy

Book Club: My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy
By September 5, 2008

Andrea Askowitz has the best life in the world.  She’s pregnant and healthy.  She has friends and family who love her.  She has money and meaningful work.  And all she can do is obsess about the one thing she doesn’t … Read More

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