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Esther

Unmasking Esther: A Woman's Celebration

A copy of the point-counterpoint reading Ma'yan used in its first Purim celebration. The text includes selections from the Megillah, commentary by Susan Schnur, five songs by Liz Swados, an appeal for women living under the Taliban, and the unrolling of a scroll with stories of how women celebrate Purim in 127 countries.   more
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Vigil for Agunot: Ta'anit Esther

By Norma Josephs
Esther fasted and asked all the people to join her in her fast before she approached the king. Norma Josephs suggest we use Esther's fast as an opportunity to collectively protest the injustice done to women unable to obtain a Jewish divorce (get).   more
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#ZeroWastePassover: The Life-Changing Mitzvah of Tidying Up

Learn the art of sacred downsizing in this four-part, pre-Passover online learning network. Topics include:

  • mindfully planning #zerowaste meals
  • the spiritual power of sharing
  • letting go of symbolic objects in our lives
  • practical strategies for decluttering
  • the environmental imperative to reduce our carbon footprints.
Facilitated by Betsy Teutsch, and guest speakers
Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm EST
March 12, 26, April 2, 16
 

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