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Your daily spiel for Wednesday, March 29

In today's spiel: Rabbi says serving in IDF makes women "unmarriageable," Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize for literature and the Bey Hive creates the Passover "Beyonceder."

Reconstructionist movement passes gender inclusion resolution

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association approved an expansive resolution affirming the full inclusion, equality, and welcoming of all transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals.

Rabbinic restrictions reveal impulse to make women dependent

Restrictions against women are advocated under the guise of resisting dangerous, even degenerate, trends in secular culture. In actuality, such constrictions mesh with the worst impulses in secular culture: to control a woman’s destiny and remove her agency.

News

Zareinu buys Leo Baeck building on Atkinson

Zareinu Educational Centre has purchased the school building on Atkinson Avenue in Thornhill, where it rents classroom space from Leo Baeck Day School.

Culture

Jessica Chastain plays woman who hid Jews in Warsaw zoo

The Zookeeper’s Wife, adapted from a non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman, is about a couple who hid hundreds of Jews in the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust.

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