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A Jewish Take On The Carrie Fisher Aging Controversy

This week, Carrie Fisher, star of The Force Awakens, pushed back at critics who complained that she has not aged well since the last Star Wars movie. “Youth and beauty are not accomplish- ments, they’re the temporary happy by-products of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either,” she wrote on Twitter. For a society that claims […]

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Here’s How We Can End The Selfie #savemefrommyselfie

I hate selfies. They almost always look ridiculous, and if you figure out how not to look ridiculous, chances are, you spent way too long trying. 2015 was the year of the selfie – the year that more people died from taking selfies than shark attacks, to be exact. (Cue Jaws music as unsuspecting person falls […]

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Should The U.S. Take In Syrian Refugees?

Can Jewish wisdom help us better understand how to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis? If you found this content meaningful and want to help further our mission through our Keter, Makom, and Tikun branches, please consider becoming a Change Maker today.

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The Forward’s Screed On Rabbinic Court, We Respond

Last week the Forward published this first person article where a secular Jewish man described his Jewish divorce in a rabbinic court. It was seething with such palpable hatred of Orthodox Jews and Orthodox Judaism that I read it on edge, waiting for the big reveal – for the grave offense that the beis din (rabbinic […]

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Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community

You can listen to the “Jew in the City Speaks” interview above or on NachumSegal.com Fifteen years ago Debbie Fox, a social worker and Orthodox Jew, joined the team at Jewish Family Services in Los Angeles. She and a group of rabbis were tasked with fielding reports from the local Jewish community. In only six […]

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