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  1. Peoplehood Reconsidered

    Rabbi Toba Spitzer dives into the use of metaphors in framing a picture of the Jewish people that is encompassing and defining, drawing on three conceptual metaphors: “covenant,” “narrative” and “tribal.”


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  2. Rabbi A.J. Heschel’s Lessons on Religion and Race

    Sarah Barasch-Hagans presents a selection of quotes from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 1963 speech, “Religion and Race.”


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  3. Seven Essential Jewish Practices

    Seven essential Jewish practices that are the most valuable for living a life of connected purpose with a full awareness of its many blessings.


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  4. The Covenant of Salt

    The “covenant of salt,” Rena Blumenthal writes, is the agreement that Jews will not only bear witness to suffering and destruction, but preserve memories of pain to teach to future generations.


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  5. #MeToo, Gender Socialization and the Movement We Are Constructing

    The #MeToo movement focuses primarily on white cisgender women, ignoring victims who are of color, trans, non-binary and cisgender men. The systemic problem of men’s sense of entitlement must be addressed by values-based, comprehensive sex education.


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  6. Parenting a Trans Child

    The author narrates his experience of parenting a trans child—the challenges and the joys.


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  7. Revelation Can Be Terrifying

    The Bible’s description of the shuddering of the people at Mount Sinai reflects a deep truth about how moments of revelatory insight can be frightening.


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  8. Talmud Torah as Spiritual Practice

    The enterprise of Talmud Torah tunes our ear to listen for the Divine voice. It is a lifelong project that connects us to the shared consciousness of the Jewish people as we/they have sought God throughout time.


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  9. "If he is female..."

    There is more gender-bending in the Torah than we might have thought.


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  10. Israeli and Palestinian Historical Narratives

    This curriculum covers a five-part class or series designed to explore Israeli and Palestinian historical, literary and cultural narratives side by side. It includes books, essays, literary fiction and discussion.


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