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A bat mitzvah girl debuts a new way for blind Jews to participate in an ancient tradition

Batya Sperling Milner, who is blind, spent months preparing for her orthodox Jewish bat mitzvah. She rehearsed her ceremony on Jan. 9, thanks to new technology. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) It turned out that reading Torah in a service — and […]

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Should You Disclose your Disability in a Job Interview?

Video –  JCS Career Coach http://media.jcsbaltimore.org/Ask%20a%20Career%20Coach/Disclosing%20a%2 0Disability-2.mp4 Please follow and like us:Favorite

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What Can We Do About the Culture of Hate?

We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem — their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate — some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts […]

April 2nd, 2018 - submitted by

Exclusion On The Menu

Dear Dinner Committee Member, Thank you in advance for your time. I commend you on your commitment to (fill in the blank with name of your Jewish organization). Every volunteer in the Jewish community is a gift, and organizing a […]

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Is God Transgender?

By Mark Sameth Aug. 12, 2016 In the 1970s a cousin of mine, Paula Grossman, became one of the first people in America to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. As Paul Monroe Grossman, Cousin Paula had been a beloved music teacher in New […]

April 2nd, 2018 - submitted by

Edmund Case Interfaith Blog

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What To Do When Passover Falls on Good Friday Please follow and like us:Favorite

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My “Intermarriage”

A Yemenite Jew and an Ashakenaz Jew are having a picnic. It sounds like the beginning of a joke. Maybe something about kashrut. Maybe it’s Shabbat and the Yemenite is having piping hot soup and the Ashakenaz is eating some […]

January 4th, 2018 - submitted by

After Remarriage, This Is What Our Jewish-Christian Family Looks Like

This time of year is more complicated for me than I’d like. I’m Jewish and my husband isn’t. That’s a pretty common story in the US. It’s more common that not, actually; according to the 2013 Pew Research Center’s Religion […]

January 4th, 2018 - submitted by
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We Need to Stop Using the Phrase “More Jewish”

My family joined a synagogue a few months ago, and overall it’s been wonderful for us. But after our first family Shabbat service, I realized I had a lot to learn. And I wanted to learn. I wanted to be a good […]

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