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September 18, 2014, 3:44 pm

A few weeks ago I posted this story on Facebook: “Waiting in line in an extremely crowded supermarket. The woman in front of me, watching the register, realizes that she has only 100 shekels and her bill has gone over. She asks the cashier to cancel a few items. Read More »

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This is a guest post by Rabbi Josh Bolton, the Senior Jewish Educator for the Jewish Renaissance Project at UPenn Hillel. You can reach him at jbolton@jrp.com . I say the Kiddush. I don’t say the Grace after Meals. I study the Torah. I don’t own two sets of dishes. I wrap tefillin, occasionally. I don’t ever attend minyan. Read More »

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My Sukkot Wish for our Queer Jewish Community

Suzie and I are hosting the big Keshet and JP Shabbat Sukkot potluck again this year! (You should come!) Boston is a great place to be queer and Jewish, so I really just have one wish for our fabulous local LGBTQ Jewish community this year: flirting. Read More »

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#TBT: On 9/11 and Tisha B’Av

Last night, guest blogger Ben Greenfield posted a provocative piece on memory and ritual and how we can and do relate to 9/11 and Tisha B’Av. This is not the first time the blog has addressed that connection. Read More »

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Echad Asar b’September, OR A 9/11 of the Jews

By Ben Greenfield Its my second 9/11 in two months. Today its the Towers – last month, our Temples. Today, an utter hate explodes into senseless loss – in August, it was “senseless hate” bringing out utter catastrophe. The ninth month’s eleventh day, 9/11, becomes Tisha B’av – the ninth day of the eleventh Hebrew month. Read More »

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Here is my photo essay from a day of activist/volunteer work in Hebron. “In the H2 section of Hebron movement is restricted, street by street, for tens of thousands of Palestinians as settlers slowly take over more land.” A. Daniel Roth is an educator and journalist living in South Tel Aviv. Read More »

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Calling all Jews with horns (and their allies)– You are hereby welcomed to take part in a historical mass shofar-blowing gathering this coming Sunday in Prospect Park. The event will consist of a shofar-blowing workshop, a series of collective blasts, and a vegetarian potluck picnic. At 5: 30pm, we will meet at the corner of 15th St. Read More »

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#TBT: Joan Rivers and Funny Jewish Women

Love her or hate her, Joan Rivers, aleha shalom , was one of the most recognizable American Jews of the past half century and one of our most successful comics. Read More »

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I’m familiar with your story This gratitude you cultivate helps ground you And yet, do you really deserve to ask for more? The answer to this question will give you the balance you seek Sometimes you need a reminder that we already said farewell to the month of Av As it is written in Job: “Man born of woman is short of days, and fed with trouble. Read More »

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