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A shabbaton taught me wellness as a woman on the autism spectrum

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Sarah Waxman and I immediately bonded over our curly, Jew-fro-esque hair. As Jewish women have done for centuries, we swapped notes over the creams, conditioners, gels, and mousses we use to keep the frizz...

Naomi Alderman wins Baileys prize for fiction

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Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Prize for Fiction for her fourth novel, The Power. The announcement was made at a glitzy ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall tonight. Formerly the Orange Prize, the award is...

Oh baby! Rebbetzins give birth on same day

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Two rebbetzins gave birth to daughters on the same day in the same hospital, sparking celebrations in Liverpool’s Jewish community. Liat Lieberman, 29, of Allerton Synagogue, gave birth in the early hours of Monday morning...

Esther Rantzen: On a mission to save our children

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Jewish teenagers are more at risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts as a result of exam stress, than those in wider society, according to Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen. Dame Esther claims that community...

Bridging denominations, this Jewish musician puts the ‘soul’ in music

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In a garage-turned-recording studio, Sam Glaser spends his days — and many nights — producing albums for himself and others. On the road, however, this married father of three has an alter-ego, performing upwards...

Lowey, holocaust survivor honored by Jewish identity group

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Holocaust survivor Roman Kent, who has been a leading voice for the rights of Holocaust survivors, was honored last month in Westchester by an organization that promotes Jewish identity and education among young Jews...

Mexico & moral courage: Andrés Roemer’s international sephardic leadership award ceremony

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In honor of this year’s Yom Yerushalayim, The American Sephardi Federation awarded its International Sephardic Leadership Award to former Mexican Ambassador to UNESCO Andrés Isaac Roemer Slomianski. The event, “Mexico and Moral Courage,” was...

Florine Stettheimer’s vision of equality

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Along with Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Archibald Motley, Arshile Gorky, and Horace Pippin, Florine Stettheimer is one of the great American painters in the first half of the 20th century. There are lots of...

50 years after ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ how Jews helped fill a Beatle’s lonely heart

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On May 25, the city of Liverpool in the northwest of England will commence celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ groundbreaking and best-selling album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club...

Leonard Cohen song is anthem of Jewish exclusivists

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On May 21, Israeli Jews celebrated 50 years of Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem with a light show on the Old City walls, and the highlight was a rendition of the late Leonard Cohen’s most...