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It is 1971 and a group of Jewish women have just founded a radical feminist study group in New York. They name it Ezrat Nashim. Approximately two thousand years earlier, a women’s balcony is erected in the Second Temple after complaint...

Posted on 22 June 2016, By Chloe Julius

“The Israelites arrived as an entire community at the wilderness of Zin on the first new moon, and the people stayed at Kadesh.  Miriam died there and was buried there.”  —Num. 20:1 “When Moses and Eleazar came down from the...

Posted on 22 June 2016, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny

Balak, the King of Moab, “saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites” at the end of last week’s parashah.  In typical anti-Semitic fashion Balak ignores what the Amorites had done to Israel – attack them while seeking ...

Posted on 22 June 2016, By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb