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Morah Yehudis Fishman

I have been teaching Torah and Chassidic writings for over forty years to students of all ages and backgrounds, both on the East Coast and the Midwest. I have been a director of several Jewish organizations in Santa Fe and Colorado. My articles and poetry on a wide variety of Jewish topics have been printed in many publications, and also are available online.

Mr. Rogers Mirrors Torah

I recently saw his very favorably reviewed biopic, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor.’ I loved the film and felt terrible at the same time.

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The Shape Of Our Inner Monsters

When I saw ‘The Shape of Water,’ this year’s Oscar winner, and winner of the Golden Globe awards, I was at first repulsed but then intrigued, both with the film and its director Guillermo Del Toro.

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A Tale of Two Crowns

As Purim is upon us, I can’t help comparing the Purim story to the latest popular Netflix series, ‘The Crown.’

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Soliloquy of Yehudis

Given the present day focus on gender abuse, the story portrayed here about Judith and the Maccabees seems to have particular contemporary relevance.

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Coco and Jewish Perspectives on Life and Beyond

Honor your parents, follow your destiny, remember your ancestors, cherish honesty…prime Jewish values? Indeed, these are some of the main themes in the upcoming Joseph story throughout the final Torah portions of the book of Genesis.

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Mother Sarah and ‘Me Too’ Encounters

Since the disclosures about Harvey Weinstein and others, a media flurry of ‘me too’ talk on sexual harassment has emerged- some of it constructive, some of it not so. My purpose here is not to comment on these individual responses, but rather to shed some healing perspectives about this issue, from this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah.

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L.E.D. Through the Darkness

Many rabbis ask why we do not say a blessing for an eclipse as we do for other natural phenomena that we encounter, like thunder and lightning, earthquakes, etc.

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The Torah of Wonder Women

One of the memorable lines from the recent blockbuster Wonder Woman: “I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

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A Remarkable Man Comes To Boulder

Salvador "Sal" Litvak makes two appearances at the Boulder JCC this week, on Thursday (with his film, "When Do We Eat?") and on Sunday, as the Accidental Talmudist.

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“Dirty Wolves” and De-Liberating Women

The Boulder Jewish Film Festival of 2017 has come and gone, but their impact still remains with us. Of the many films that I saw, one was my personal favorite: "Dirty Wolves."

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Light Rules

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, several JCC’s around the country received bomb threats. The Boulder JCC was one of them.

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Cataracts, Shopkins, and Dr. Strange – Electing to See Beyond

The third Hebrew month of Kislev is soon upon us, and with that - no matter how you spell it, - Hanukah, the festival of lights is coming.

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