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    Counting the Omer: Freeing my Judaism from patriarchy

    Even Girls Can Count? This week I have, for the first time, begun Counting the Omer (thanks to an excellent Instagram hashtag #taromer started last year by @omerwithtarot, who would’ve thought I would start Counting the Omer through tarot?!!?) I had never participated in such Jewish rites growing up, as my Jewish roots are both Orthodox, and somewhat severed. My grandparents on my mother’s side were Orthodox. More than half of my family on that side still are, with a significant proportion being Hasidic. I grew up feeling an enormous amount of love and warmth in a house filled with religious texts, teachings and laws. I went with my safta…