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    About this blog

    Tzeh U’limad is blog about resources for Jewish professionals and teachers of Judaism presented by the HUC-JIR.  Each post is categorized by headings so that users can search by topic or area of concern to find related materials. Alumni of HUC-JIR are encouraged to contribute to this conversation and to make suggestions for resources and topics that they feel should appear as part of our ongoing discussion.

    This blog is edited by Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Ph.D. Tzeh u’Limad and is created and managed in partnership with the HUC-JIR Department of eLearning and its Director, Gregg Alpert.

    Ruth Abusch-Magder was ordained at the New York campus of HUC-JIR in 2006 and received her doctorate from the Department of Religious Studies at Yale the same year. Her area of academic expertise is Jewish food and feminist history and she is a frequent writer and teacher about food related concerns. After ordination she spent a year in Israel as a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute and was the Director of Continuing Alumni Education from 2007-2010. Ruth currently lives in San Francisco, CA, with her husband and two children. She is the Rabbi-in-Residence at Be’chol Lashon and a Clal Rabbi Without Borders.