Category Archives: The Jewish Workplace

Aligning Values and Policies

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November 1, 2012

Felicia Sol It is not atypical to arrive at a shiva home, or a meeting, or to bump into a congregant on the street and hear: “Where are your children?” I’m perplexed by the question. I work full-time as a rabbi and I assume people know I have full-time child care. But the question, I More »

Valuing Families in the 21st Century: Solving the Work-Family Crisis

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November 1, 2012

Phoebe Taubman This year, as in every recent political season, candidates are showering us with promises of a better future and touting their commitment to family values. Yet when it comes to valuing the work of families, ensuring fair and flexible workplaces, and investing in the care of children and their future, American politicians and More »

Bringing ‘Hevruta’ into the Boardroom

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November 1, 2012

Rebecca Voorwinde AND Mishael Zion Rabbi Hama said: Just as in the case of iron, when one implement sharpens another, so, too,  do two Torah scholars sharpen each other when they discuss questions of halakhah together. Rabbah Bar Bar Hannah said: Why were the words of Torah analogized to fire? For just as fire cannot More »

The Jewish Workplace: Inside the Box

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November 1, 2012

This month’s online exhibition features the work of six artists who were asked to visually represent their immediate reaction to hearing the phrase, “The Jewish Workplace.” Confined to using a 7 inch by 7 inch square (or cube), each artist could use any medium they wanted to create their responses. As you’ll notice, the pieces More »

Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: It’s Not Over After All These Years

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November 1, 2012

Ariela Migdal Despite the fact that core civil rights protections against employment discrimination have been in place for decades, and despite the fact that women have entered the workplace in droves, mistreatment of women workers persists.1 Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men half a century after Congress enacted the More »

Blurring the Boundary Between Work and Life

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November 1, 2012

Ayana Morse AND Josh Feldman We work in the Jewish world and it is also our home. We build a sense of community through our jobs, and many of our neighbors and friends are also our core constituents. As a couple, we blur the lines between life and work almost daily. Are we working when More »