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About: Alicia Jo Rabins
Full Name Alicia Jo Rabins
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Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician, performer, Torah teacher, and mother to Sylvia Tallulah, age 2, and another baby due this summer. Her band, Girls in Trouble, interprets stories of women in Torah through indie-folk songs. She recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to Portland, OR, where she is discovering the joys of gardening, canning, and easy street parking--though part of her heart still lives on the East Coast.

Posts by Alicia Jo Rabins:

  • Sep 19 2014
    To My Mama Friend Who is Having a Rough Time

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Nitzavim. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. To a mama friend who is currently having a rough time: I’ve never been a fan of … Continue reading

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  • Sep 12 2014
    Motherhood Brings Out My Superstitious Side

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Ki Tavo. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. Sometimes, during these first few weeks of my newborn son Elijah’s life, I find … Continue reading

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  • Sep 5 2014
    How to Navigate a Difficult World With a New Baby

      This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Ki Tetze. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. It has been quite a summer over here. Elijah Wilder, aka Eliyahu Nachman, … Continue reading

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  • Aug 1 2014
    My Family is About to Get Bigger

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat D’varim. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. It’s officially my due date with baby #2, and I can feel the days of … Continue reading

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  • Jul 25 2014
    The Miracle of Life Begins with Housework

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Masei. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. Baby #2 is due any day now. Since I never went into labor with my … Continue reading

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  • Jul 18 2014
    Some Promises Are Made to be Broken

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Mattot. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. My vows about what kind of pregnant lady I’d be went out the window early, … Continue reading

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  • Jul 11 2014
    The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Toddler

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Pinhas. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. This week, a dear old friend came to visit. We haven’t seen each other for … Continue reading

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  • Jul 3 2014
    The Secret to Dealing with Your Toddler’s Infuriating Tantrums

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat Balak. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. Oh, the terrible two’s. It’s almost like Sylvie sees things I can’t see. One moment … Continue reading

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  • Jun 27 2014
    What If Moses Just Needed an Afternoon Off?

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This week we read Parashat Hukkat. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. Like many of us modern, educated ladies, I was spectacularly ignorant about babies until I … Continue reading

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  • Jun 6 2014
    Even God Had His Bad Parenting Days

    This post is part of our Torah commentary series. This Shabbat we read Parashat B’ha’alotkha. To read a summary of the portion and learn more, click here. I recently read something I loved in a book about Buddhism and parenting: Impermanence, the … Continue reading

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