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When I read the full story of the Maccabees, I was surprised to find that the values of our modern, tolerant, and inclusive forms of Judaism are notably absent from this ancient story.
Many holidays come with complicated back stories. When I read the full story of the Maccabees, I was surprised to find that the values of our modern, tolerant, and inclusive forms of Judaism are notably absent from this ancient story. Should that change the way we celebrate?
A few months ago, the sun was setting on a beautiful spring evening, and I was sitting outside in a gardening class sponsored by the local community center in Jerusalem. In the midst of a lecture on soil and crop rotation, a loud siren suddenly wailed overhead.
“Feminism” can be a polarizing word. Some Jewish people proudly self-label with the term; others are wary of using it for fear of being misunderstood. But when did feminism become such a loaded word? Is the Tanakh to blame? Is God anti-feminist? To find out some of the answers, we have to gain some context.
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