Paula Jacobs is a writer in the Boston area.
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Booming Be’er Sheva To Name 13 New Streets After Women

Israel's fourth most populous city pays tribute to a number of trailblazing female figures, including numerous Mizrahi and Sephardic women

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What’s So New About the New Israeli Shekel? Two Notes Feature Female Poets.

Perhaps Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein can inspire educators to teach Israel's rich history through the work of these storied poets

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Preparing for Uncertain Days Ahead

How the fast of the 10th of Tevet, which occurs on Sunday, can help you be more mindful in the face of a stressful future

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On Tu B’Av, Embrace Thy Neighbor

Sure, Tu B'Av is a time for romance. But in today's divisive climate, the holiday also provides us with an opportunity to feel hopeful, and to sing together.

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How My Passover Cleaning Became a Spiritual Reckoning

As we move from slavery to freedom and from past to future on our journey to redemption, we need to deal critically with the dark elements of our history

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Remembering the Greatest Generation

My parents' efforts during the World War II—my father was a GI who landed at Utah Beach on D-day, and my mother a "Gray Lady" for the American Red Cross—still bring shivers down my spine. It's important to continue to bring their stories to life.

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Hoarders, Passover Edition: Cleaning Out Chametz, and Letting Our Clutter Go

Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.

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