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Rabbi Rachel Gartner
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Rabbi Rachel Gartner serves on the board of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She is a co-author of the Moving Tradition’s "Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing Sourcebook," and is the Director of Jewish Life at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002, Rabbi Gartner is a Congregation Bnai Jeshurun Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow.

Entries by Rabbi Rachel Gartner

An Antidote for Islamophobia

(20) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:47 PM

The last time Pamela Geller plastered heinous anti-Muslim messages around town, it was in the subway systems of New York and D.C. Of those base and hate-filled ads, I wrote: "These words belong underground because they are way beneath us as Jews and as human beings. They do...

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Who Will Retell? An Interfaith Miracle

(7) Comments | Posted December 25, 2012 | 3:11 PM

The Talmud teaches that Hanukkah menorahs should be placed in the window to fulfill the commandment of pirsumei hanes, publicizing the miracle. The Hanukkah miracles of resilience and faith are meant to be shared -- because the miracles we choose to retell are the ones that come to shape our...

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Leave Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis List in Mitzrayim

(12) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 3:10 PM

As Passover 2007 began, the Jewish community first became tethered to Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis List. As Passover 2012 ends, let's finally break the bonds, and liberate ourselves from it. America has enough idols. Let's smash this one (the list, not the rabbis). It's time to say dayenu -- enough...

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