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Parasha Ki-Teitze

For those of you who love text study, or just enjoy reading different interpretations of Torah, JVoices has three different readings on this week’s Parasha, which examines the Torah’s prohibition on cross-dressing. For Rabbi Eli Kukla and Reuben Zellman, prohibitions…

NCSY Hysteria

Nearly 20 years, 9 addresses, and 3 states later, NCSY has found me. Ironically enough, I belonged to NCSY for one year long ago, mostly because the USY chapter in my town represented a gathering of some of the meanest…

Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, z"l

Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, the groundbreaking feminist Bible scholar, died today after a long battle with cancer. Her official University of Chicago biography is below: Tikva Frymer-Kensky’s areas of specialization include Assyriology and Sumerology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and women and…

Just a self-image problem?

I’ve heard all this before. A few years ago, a very close friend went to Limmud and there had a complicated conversation with an Orthodox attendee, in which the upshot was, “I don’t know why you Conservative Jews are so…

For Those of You in the L.A. Area

Global Links series: Culture, Conflict, and Identity Moderated panel discussion In conjunction with the exhibition Sovereign Threads: A History of Palestinian Embroidery, the Craft and Folk Art Museum hosts a panel discussion with artists, scholars, and global thinkers on cultural…