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Portlander Hayle Meyerhoff is Doing Social Justice Work in New Orleans

  Photo: Hayle Meyerhoff. Courtesy Emily Williams Avodah is a national network of Jewish leaders working to fight domestic poverty and promote social justice. In addition to service at leading nonprofits, participants in their Jewish Service Corps live together as a community and engage in weekly educational programs to deepen their understanding of domestic poverty,…

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Proud Parents

“My son the doctor; my daughter the lawyer,” declares the iconic Jewish mother, kvelling (bursing with pride). What’s behind this boast? Is it parents’ vicarious pride in their children’s mastery of a challenging and intellectually rigorous profession? Is it about status and material success? Or are there other factors in play? Why do a disproportionate…