Hyphen Parent

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Dorothy-Ann Parent (better known as Hyphen) is a writer, a traditional Jew, a seeker of justice, a lover of stories, the self-proclaimed Jewish Molly Weasley, hobbit-sized, and best not left unattended in a bookshop or animal shelter.

Ask A Jew: Star of David and Conversion

The Star of David is a well-known symbol of Judaism. To wear or use one when one isn’t Jewish or isn’t in the active process of officially becoming Jewish is cultural appropriation. I’ve written in the past about this exact topic: Ask A Jew: Wearing the Star of David.

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A High Holidays Letter to Rabbis Trying To Meet Congregational Needs During The Pandemic

I would like our rabbis, staff, and volunteers to know we see you. We understand your confusion and struggle because we too have felt that. We don’t fault your exhaustion because we feel it too. We feel it in our bones, our hearts, our souls, our homes, and our families. We know you are trying your best to meet our spiritual needs and keep us safe and we appreciate that more than we can ever express.

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