Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
The man, the myth and the legend who led the Israelites out of Egypt
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Did you know that the story of one of the most inspirational leaders in Judeo-Christian-Muslim theology mimics a much earlier tale based on an Assyrian ruler?
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Circles of life and love
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The ancient Jewish tradition of the bride circling the groom has been criticized by some for being sexist, but this generation has been reviving new interpretations of the rite.
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Reflections on bashert, soul mates and “happily ever after"
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What exactly is bashert and how does this Jewish concept fit into our modern day search for a soul mate?
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The myriad ways local rabbis joined the rabbinate
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Just how do our rabbis decide to become our rabbis?
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Finding light in the dark
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How two women turned the deaths of loved ones into ways to give back to the community.
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Profile

Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.

Contact

215-832-0797

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