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Ancient Prostitutes: Single Women or Slave Women?
In both of the languages that I study--Hebrew and Latin--there are many words for prostitute, from zonah and kadesha in biblical hebrew to  meretrix, scortum, and  lupa in Latin. But what can these words actually tell us about who these women were and how t...

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#BlogExodus:Perplexed
Perplex. Confuse. Complicate. I am perplexed. Why do we act in the way we act? Why do we choose what we choose? Why did I wake up in pain? But there are also good things that I am unable to explain. What exactly makes a person or piece of writing inspiring?...

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#BlogExodus: Expand
Take a deep breath. Let your lungs expand and then deflate. The magic of the human body. Stretch your arms. Take up space. What will you expand into? Who will you be? The future has yet to come.

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#BlogExodus: Read
The things we read influence us. They change our lives, shaping how we look at the world and how we look at other people. Everyone's story can be pulled, at least to some extent from the things that they read, whether that be the Bible or anything else. My ...

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#BlogExodus:Retell
Judaism does a lot of retelling. Retelling of our own family memories and of the stories of our people. This got me thinking about why do we retell these stories so often? What can we learn from retelling the stories of history? I think about this a lot whe...

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#BlogExodus: Seek
I found myself seeking something that I could not find. A place to be at home. To be myself, to feel less alone. Last night, or two nights ago if you are reading this on the day that it comes out, I had the opportunity to participate in a Well Circle with s...
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