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What Is Love?
Love first hit me in third grade. Debbie Hick was a girl in my class. She had red hair and freckles and was solidly built. She was smart and tough and funny. I loved her. I never told her that. … Continue reading
Posted in Israel, Personal Tagged falling through space, first girlfriend, girlfriend rachel, object of my desire, red hair and freckles, western wall in jerusalem Comments Off on What Is Love?
Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community
Book review from the South Florida Gay News: A mechitza is a barrier that separates men from women in Orthodox Jewish synagogues and at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Transgender Jews, especially the observant ones, “balance on the mechitza” that … Continue reading
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A Spiritual Artist Examines ‘Praying In Her Own Voice’
Rabbi Sharon Brous of Ikar begins the movie: "I’ve traveled all over the world and I’ve prayed with talit and tefillin in trains in Japan in airplanes going to Prague and to France and the only place I’m actually scared … Continue reading
Posted in Feminism, Israel, Yael Katzir Tagged chief rabbinate, kotel plaza, prayer groups, reading from the torah, temple kol ami, western wall in jerusalem Comments Off on A Spiritual Artist Examines ‘Praying In Her Own Voice’