Spiritual Parenting

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I became a mother in September of 2012. Although maybe it was August. You see, one month before my daughter was born, my teenaged cousin came to live with my partner and me. He was about to turn 16 – the same age I had been when he was born – and we were thrilled […]

Has Anyone Seen My Kavanah?

Prayerful Heart

Okay, here’s the thing: while I typically possess the organizational skills of an ant with OCD, over this past year my every attempt at organization has been confounded. I believe that this is due, in large part, to my lifestyle becoming increasingly nomadic; and my resistance to this. In an effort to both conserve space […]

No Blood No bones: why for me, vegetarianism is the best way to keep kosher

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  I am writing this a week after accidently consuming a vegetarian stir-fry that mistakenly had oyster sauce in it. As a result of this I became ill over the next few days as my body tried to rid itself of the foreign body it had encountered, the less said about that the better. Let […]

The Parshah Pinchas Feminist Dvar Torah Roundup Spectacular

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No way around it, Parshah Pinchas is about the power of women to stand together in solidarity: and how God is completely cool with that. So in honor of that spirit, we bring you a boat load of dvrei Torah on the awesomeness of community and bucking tradition…for the sake of tradition! A Spear, A […]

What Girl Talk’s Mashups and the Bible Have In Common (Parshah Balak)

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In case you’re not the clubbing type, Girl Talk is an electro-mashup artist who’s quasi-illegal music takes samples from other people’s music and fuses it together with other samples, creating new and original art. An opening song from a Girl Talk set may include samples as far reaching as Black Sabbath, mixed with a hip […]