Wendy Messeloff

Book Talk with Gila Fine, New York City, on Sunday Evening, June 2

On Sunday, June 2, at 7:30PM, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Gila Fine will discuss her brand new book, “The Madwoman in the Rabbi’s Attic: Rereading the Women of the Talmud,” which is being released on June 1. The book, focusing on the six named heroines of the Talmud, explores such questions as: […]

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Project Ruth ~ Resources for Shavuot 5784/2024

To help enhance your participation and learning for Shavuot, check out Jofa’s Megillat Ruth & Shavuot Resources, including: Excellent recordings of both Megillat Ruth and the trope, accessible both online and via downloadable Apple app and Android app. Thanks to a very generous gift from the Koschitzky family in honor of Sarah Edery Delorde, on the occasion of the bat

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Pesach Resources 5784/2024

As Pesach quickly approaches, check out our Pesach Resources, including: *our Shema Bekolah collection of divrei Torah by women about Pesach * “Let Our People Go: The Power of Being an Upstander,” a downloadable Facilitator Guide and Source Sheet that Jofa produced in partnership with Everyone Counts, the resource for #BringThemHome Now educational toolkits *

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Supporting Israel: Ways to Help Now

These are very scary and difficult times. Everyone in Israel is affected by the war. Israeli communities, congregations, and families have sent off numerous beloved members and loved ones to serve; suffered tragic losses; remain evacuated from their homes. With war comes staggering pain and loss that continues to unfold. May G-d protect all of Tzahal,

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Jofa Speaks Out on U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Potentially Impacting Access to Medication Abortion

March 27, 2024 – In response to United States Supreme Court oral arguments on March 26, 2024, in a consequential case that could significantly change access to medication abortion, Jofa reiterates its support for access to reproductive care – in this case, specifically the medication mifepristone, which helps millions of women access the care they

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25th Anniversary Jofa Journal
and Journal Archives Available Online!

Jofa’s 25th Anniversary Journal, featuring thoughtful reflections and perspectives on Jofa’s past, present, and future, is available here. For 25 years of topical, substantive, thought-provoking Journal archives, visit our Jofa Journal page. Onward to the next 25!

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Jofa Decries Alabama Supreme Court Ruling as an Egregious and Undeniable Violation of Religious Freedom That Places Undue Burden on Individuals Seeking IVF Treatment

February 21, 2024 – In response to the Alabama Supreme Court’s February 16, 2024 ruling declaring frozen embryos to be children, and asserting that the discarding of frozen embryos constitutes the wrongful death of a minor: The Alabama Supreme Court’s February 16 decision, classifying frozen embryos as children, sets a dangerous precedent that violates the

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