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Introducing All Genders Wrap

Rabbinical School student Rachel Putterman’s desire to empower Jews of all genders with the knowledge of how to put on tefillin, a sacred practice that has traditionally been solely within the purview of cis-gender men. “As a relatively late-in-life rabbinical school student, I really wanted to learn how to put on tefillin… When I asked a friend my age how she learned, she said by watching YouTube videos. When I went on… Read Article →

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Linking the Generations

“I was privileged to work with a student from Ecuador who was not able to have a bat mitzvah ceremony at home, so we conducted the service in Brooklyn, where much of her family lived. We worked together for a year via Skype. I also helped her grandfather put on tefilin. He is a Holocaust survivor who left Germany as a child on the Kindertransport, and this was the first… Read Article →