Tag Archives: Debbie Friedman

Blogging the Torah: Hukkat, Experiential Education 101

“Oh, you have the summer off. How nice.”  As a Jewish Educator, I hear that expression often. I smile politely and try not to think of how many hours I will spend preparing for next fall.  And yes, while I … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Naso, Where does the Journey Begin?

Where does the journey begin?  Where will it go?                                           -Debbie Friedman For me, my journey begins with this week’s parasha, Naso.  Or at least, a major part of it does. I digress. The Haftarah describes the very beginning of … Continue reading

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A First Without a Last, for the Second Time

As we head into the second Hava Nashira Songleaders Conference without Debbie Friedman, I share a piece written last year at this time.  Although last year’s program was incredibly healing, her loss is still felt among us Hava Nashir-ites.  And … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat B’Shallach…Miriam and a couple of Deborahs

And the women dancing with their timbrels followed Miriam as she sang her song sing the song to the One we’ve exalted Miriam and the women dance, and danced the whole night long                 … Continue reading

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