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Being Saba

June 28, 2012
Being Saba

I’m suffering from cognitive dissonance. I’m a grandfather. But I’m not old. Grandfathers are old. My earliest memories of my grandparents, from when I was probably about five, are of old people. My grandmother would actually have been somewhat younger than I am now…in 1960, when I was 5, she would have been 54....
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Shelach 5772: Straying after your heart

June 17, 2012
Shelach 5772: Straying after your heart

Many haredim are so afraid that if they see women, they will be led astray to sin that they want to hide women – and images of women – in the public sphere, so as not to be tempted. Send women to the back of the bus. No pictures of women – not even...
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Equality at the trough

June 4, 2012
Equality at the trough

Last week there was big news for Reform and Conservative Jews in Israel: the state of Israel agreed to pay the salaries of non-Orthodox rabbis serving as rabbis for communities in regional councils or kibbutzim. This is the culmination of a long court battle fought over whether Rabbi Miri Gold, a fellow board member...
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