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Episode 3: Rainbow Tallit Baby (Interview with Aurora Mendelsohn)

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Episode 3: Rainbow Tallit Baby (Interview With Aurora Mendelsohn) by Jewishrecon

Aurora Mendelsohn grew up in a Reconstructionist community. In this interview, she shares how that background has shaped her own Jewish life, and reflects on the challenges and opportunities facing new generations of committed progressive Jews.

The interview for this podcast was conducted by Hila Ratzabi, Editorial Associate for Ritualwell.org. Audio editing and production by Rabbi Michael Fessler, Editor of Jewishrecon.org. 

Transcript

A transcript of this podcast is available here. 

Aurora Mendelsohn has written about the intersection of feminism, Jewish ritual and liturgy for the past decade. At different times she has crafted new liturgy and prayers, served on the board of a pluralistic, urban Jewish day school,  directed Jewish programming at a camp for children with developmental disabilities, and been involved in independent minyanim. She blogs about the effect of growing up Reconstuctionist on her perspectives on theology, practice and parenting at RainbowTallitBaby and co-founded Hagbah, a Facebook discussion group for observant, progressive feminist Jews. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three children.

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