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AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT — THE WORD ‘YES’ IS KEY
April 1, 2021

AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT — THE WORD ‘YES’ IS KEY

By VOX ATL in 2021
Miriam Raggs and Phoebe Kaplan, Strong Women Fellows, co-authored this article originally published in VOXATL. The word “yes” is a crucial word that needs to be clearly stated before any sort of sexual act. “Yes”...
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HEALTHY BODIES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
March 25, 2021

HEALTHY BODIES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

By VOX ATL in 2021
Jenna Sailor and Peyton Schwartz, Strong Women Fellows, co-authored this article, originally published in VOXATL. Sara Zoldan, who has taken up the profession of being a health and dating coach, is showing people all over...
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A Gap Year and Its Impact and Influence
March 23, 2021

A Gap Year and Its Impact and Influence

By Nancy Gorod in 2021
As a Jewish educator, I encourage a Gap Year experience to many of the High School teens I work with.  It is an experience that is unparalleled for the growth and development of a young...
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Baking Challah for Shabbat
March 19, 2021

Baking Challah for Shabbat

By Gaya Baruch in 2021
I was born in Israel and I live in Israel so naturally I’m Israeli and I’m proud. Living in Israel has its ups and downs but after reading the paper and watching the news about...
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KEEPING THE FAITH
March 19, 2021

KEEPING THE FAITH

By Eli Medof in 2021
Before this past year, one of my favorite Jewish traditions was going to Synagogue on Saturdays.  I would dress up, grab my beloved Siddur I received from my bar mitzvah, and spend 3-4 hours praying...
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My Life as an Israeli Jew
March 18, 2021

My Life as an Israeli Jew

By Gal Levy in 2021
Judaism is the main part of my identity. I think the reasons for that are: that in my close community everyone celebrates the holidays whatever their beliefs, my family does kiddush every week before Friday...
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