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  • The Cabalist of CaulfieldThe Cabalist of Caulfield
    The Cabalist stood on the edge of his roof in new overalls and surveyed a sea of terracotta tiles. Just that week, in the storm, murky water had splattered their Sabbath tablecloth and stained its lovely white embroidered rosettes with black grime. His son had said, “You have to fix it, Dad.” So, Mendy bought… Read More The post The Cabalist of Caulfield appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • My TempleMy Temple
    I have not been inside our temple building for more than 18 months due to the pandemic.  But the real story started when the Board decided that the congregation could no longer support the building... Read More The post My Temple appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • What Netflix’s Maid Gets Right About PovertyWhat Netflix’s Maid Gets Right About Poverty
    The narrative around poverty has commonly been one of “bootstraps”; the belief that anyone, with sufficient effort, can pull themselves out if only they tried hard enough, or that poverty is the inevitable result of poor choices. Read More The post What Netflix’s Maid Gets Right About Poverty appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • ShemaShema
    ...when I’m in trouble, when the airplane unexpectedly coughs or rolls or dips, I am the first to recite the “shema” silently, urgently: “Hear O’ Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is One.” Read More The post Shema appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • Not Ready To Leave LockdownNot Ready To Leave Lockdown
    For now I will take one day at a time, continue my lockdown routine and take small steps each day. Read More The post Not Ready To Leave Lockdown appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • Through Sarah’s EyesThrough Sarah’s Eyes
    As a psychologist and a writer, I believe in the power of story. For who are we but the stories we tell ourselves? And so I was drawn to write a book about some of our founding stories, the Genesis stories. Read More The post Through Sarah’s Eyes appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • Malou – French Resistance Fighter: My Mother’s StoryMalou – French Resistance Fighter: My Mother’s Story
    One of the questions often asked by readers of Les Parisiennes, is: was it justifiable for mothers working for the Resistance to compromise the safety of their children by using them as decoys in their missions? As one of those children, my emphatic answer is yes. Read More The post Malou – French Resistance Fighter: My Mother’s Story appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • Pac-ManPac-Man
    There are no rocks to throw in Carlisle St. He can not shoo the dog, he cannot kick the dog, he cannot shout at the dog. This is Australia. Read More The post Pac-Man appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • Safeguarding Her StorySafeguarding Her Story
    Chaya was a master educator and lifelong learner in every aspect of her life. She was driven by the most beautiful desire to make every child – and every human being – feel heard, valued, and respected. Read More The post Safeguarding Her Story appeared first on Jewish Women of Words. Read more »
  • GIFT OF TIME: DISCOVERIES FROM THE DAILY RITUAL OF READING WITH MY FATHERGIFT OF TIME: DISCOVERIES FROM THE DAILY RITUAL OF READING WITH MY FATHER
    Reading books aloud to her now 96-year-old Holocaust survivor, David Prince, led Frances to write one of her own. Her book is memoir and oral history. It encompasses the Holocaust. It focuses on rebirth, resilience and determination. It takes on the form of intergenerational conversations and it attests to the power of books and reading.… Read More The post GIFT OF TIME: DISCOVERIES FROM THE DAILY RITUAL OF READING WITH MY FATHER appeared first on… Read more »