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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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Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy

What makes a prayer a prayer? What are the varieties of ways to encounter prayer in our daily lives and make it our own? How do I write my own prayers? Join acclaimed liturgist Alden Solovy in a playful and inquisitive exploration of the ingredients of prayer. Connect with other seekers and write your own prayers in a safe and supportive environment. Classes meet online through Zoom and begin October 16th. All are welcome!

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