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Whole Hearted

Whole Hearted

5 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

This week, we're celebrating secular Tu B'Av , aka Valentine's Day. The creators of the stars of Soon By You , the popular web series that's basically Friends with modern...
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The Darker Side of the Festival of Lights

The Darker Side of the Festival of Lights

7 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Despite the festive spirit in the air, things were looking a little bleak for me that first Hanukkah as a single mother of two. It was a real shame-Hanukkah has got to be the...
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The Case for Building a Synagogue on the Temple Mount

The Case for Building a Synagogue on the Temple Mount

10 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

This past Tisha B'Av, nearly 1,800 Jews ascended the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in observance of the annual Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples. While it...
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More Jewish Blood Spilled in Crown Heights

More Jewish Blood Spilled in Crown Heights

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Jews are still routinely being beaten on the streets of New York City. On Aug. 27, a young man heaved a large brick at Abraham Gopin, a 63-year-old member of the Chabad Hasidic...
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Night of the Murdered Poets

Night of the Murdered Poets

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Tradition tells us that the greatest calamities to befall the Jews have happened on the ninth of Av: the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem; the expulsions from...
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Taking a Stand for Immigrants on Tisha B'Av

Taking a Stand for Immigrants on Tisha B'Av

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

This Tisha B'Av, a coalition of progressive Jewish organizations- T'ruah , the National Council of Jewish Women , Bend the Arc , the Religious Action Center , Torah Trumps Hate...
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Night of the Murdered Poets

Night of the Murdered Poets

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Tradition tells us that the greatest calamities to befall the Jews have happened on the ninth of Av: the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem; the expulsions from...
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When the Destruction of the Temple Isn't an Abstract Historical Event

When the Destruction of the Temple Isn't an Abstract Historical Event

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Last year, it was hard to get into the mood for Tisha B'Av. It fell during the only week of the summer that all three of my kids were home in Pittsburgh and we had a little...
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Is There Such a Thing as Mindful Slaughtering?

Is There Such a Thing as Mindful Slaughtering?

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Jews are now observing the Nine Days , the period in advance of Tisha B'Av, when by tradition we do not eat meat or drink wine. Because animal slaughter was central to temple...
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When the Destruction of the Temple Isn't an Abstract Historical Event

When the Destruction of the Temple Isn't an Abstract Historical Event

11 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Last year, it was hard to get into the mood for Tisha B'Av. It fell during the only week of the summer that all three of my kids were home in Pittsburgh and we had a little...
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