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Why Bat Mitzvahs (and Other Parties) Need A Dance Motivator

2 months ago

[Photo Credit: Lynn Abesera Photography (center), Debblin Studio (right center), Abbie Sophia Photography (bottom right)]  You know Melissa as one of the behind-the-scenes women who make GrokNation happen every day. But what you probably don’t know is that she has…

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Modest Dress Can Help Close the “Skin-Gap”

1 year ago

We never used the word “modesty” in my house growing up. The only time the need to wear more clothing was even mentioned was if we saw a woman walk by who didn’t have a “nice enough” body to “pull…

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Let Orthodox Jewish Women Be Called “Rabbi”

2 years ago

Something is going on in the Jewish world that may be the most important thing to happen in a very long time. In a recent statement, a leading board of Orthodox rabbis reaffirmed that although they encourage many different professional…

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Since My Divorce, What Do I Do About Covering My Head?

2 years ago

This post previously appeared on Mayim’s blog on Kveller.com, June 4, 2013. I was raised in a traditional Jewish household attending a Reform synagogue. My mother was raised Orthodox but left traditional Judaism pretty much as soon as she could….