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That’s a Wrap

As we close out another Shabbat, I spent part of the last twenty-five hours marveling in the mitzvah of head covering. Thanks to the wonderful women at Wrapunzel, I received some gorgeous fabrics and accessories to wrap myself in at a great price! You may be wondering… why do many observant Jewish women cover their […]

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The Weird Space Between

Last week, I started my first Jewish conversion class over zoom. There was no opening prayer, or assumption that our perceptions about G-d were the same. In Christianity, every meeting started with a prayer, every gathering asked for G-d’s presence. But as I stumble through pronouncing the Hebrew morning blessings and the bedtime Shema in […]

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On Judaism & Animals

In this time of COVID and quarantine, there is one trend worthy of a positive headline. Animal shelters across America are seeing a record number of pet adoptions. If we can’t have our morning office banter, or our weekly coffee date, we’ll opt for a purring cat on our lap or a sleeping dog curled […]

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Lashon Hara

Say what? Lashon hara are words that hurt. It can be lies, but it is also speaking truth that harms someone or discredits their reputation. Sometimes Lashon Hara can be positive speech overheard by a third party that hurts the feelings of others. Often times, after an observant Jew prays the Shema, they recite six […]

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