The search for ancestors who feel like our own is a longstanding feminist project. In particular, Jewish feminists have fought to put our foremothers alongside our forefathers in our conception of our spiritual history; Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel, and Leah alongside the Patriarchs…
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Parshat Shoftim is largely concerned with issues of political power and leadership, per its name, “judges.” Among the topics in our parsha is the rules…
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Among the many mitzvot we (re-)encounter in Parshat Re’eh is that of shmita. Others have written at length about how the framing of the sabbatical year…
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Though Sefer Devarim is some of my friends’ favorite book in the Torah, I often find it frustratingly repetitive. If we behave well and obey God, God…
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As we begin Sefer Devarim, Moshe gives the Israelites a window into his emotional experience of the past forty years . He tells them: וָאֹמַר אֲלֵכֶם…
In Parshat Naso, we encounter the enigmatic and upsetting ritual of the sotah. The parsha tells us that if a husband suspects his wife of adultery …
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Hello, dear readers! You might have noticed that there’s been a lull in my emails (or you might not have noticed, that’s okay too). That’s because I…
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After we receive the Torah at Sinai, Parshat Mishpatim begins to show us what a society centered around Torah ought to prioritize. Among the many…
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