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Parashat Toldot: Opening the Conversation – My Jewish Learning

| November 19, 2020

I grew up in a Conservative synagogue which, around the time of my bat mitzvah in the 1980s, was limiting womens participation rather than expanding it. My parents, good feminists that they were, were also part of a small egalitarian prayer community, and it was decided that although I would celebrate my bat mitzvah at our big synagogue in March, I would also chant the Torah portion with our egalitarian community closer to my birthday in November.

Boys And Girls (Part I) – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| November 19, 2020

The Torah uses three different words to refer to Rivkah as a girl: naarah, betulah, and almah.

Is Israel being SMART with COVID-19? | Mendel Weinberger – The Times of Israel

| November 19, 2020

This past year has been a challenge for the whole world.


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