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Prayer for Agunot by Shelley Frier List

By abigail Pogrebin

Prayer for Agunot by Shelley Frier List
Creator of heaven and earth. / May it be your will to free the captive wives of Israel / When love and sanctity have fled the home, / But their husbands bind them in the tatters of ketubot. / Remove the bitter burden from these agunot and / Soften the hearts of their misguided captors. / Liberate your faithful daughters from their anguish. / Enable them to establish new homes and raise up children in peace. / Grant wisdom to the judges of Israel. / Teach them to recognize oppression and rule against it. / Infuse our rabbis with courage to use their power for good alone. / Blessed are you, creator of heaven and earth, who frees the captives. / Baruch matir asurim.Read More


Preparing to Fast and Shpiel

By Abigail Pogrebin

Preparing to Fast and Shpiel
It must be embroidered on a sampler somewhere: “Before Jews party, they should suffer a little.”Read More


My First Tu B'Shvat Seder: Fixing the First Sin

By Abigail Pogrebin

My First Tu B'Shvat Seder: Fixing the First Sin
But the odd, clashing wine combinations of the Tu B’Shvat seder made me yearn for the familiar, sugary Passover libation.Read More


Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut: Preparing for Tu B'Shvat

By abigail Pogrebin

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut: Preparing for Tu B'Shvat
When I was one of his producers years ago, he prided himself on his intake of nuts and raisins, insisting they were the secret to his longevity and jet black hair.Read More


Slouching Towards Shabbat

By Abigail Pogrebin

Slouching Towards Shabbat
It’s not that I’m skipping it; for the past eight years, I’ve gone to services most Friday nights and many Saturday mornings.Read More



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