Beyond Pinktober

The world (or in other words, journalists and the blogosphere) is officially disenchanted with Pinktober.


What the Wicked Witch Taught Her

In Friedman’s skilled hands, the quotidian stuff and mess of the world come together in a benign—and even divine—order.


What I Posted on Facebook About the Freundel Case

The system that encourages women to use the mikvah is the same one that supports and enables the sexualization of women.


Diving Into Charges of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Voyeurism

O Rabbi Barry Freundel! If indeed you did this deed, how could you?

The Barry Freundel Case 101

Rabbi Barry Freundel, longtime spiritual leader of the Modern Orthodox synagogue Kesher Israel in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on charges of voyeurism.

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Join Flomenhaft Gallery tonight at the reception for Fabric of America with presentation by Siona Benjamin. 2014/10/23

Yiddish Classics into English

Here’s a switch! Instead of translating Shakespeare, etc., into Yiddish, Taytsh, the Yiddish Book Center’s site for Yiddish-to-English translators, wants to help translate the treasures of Yiddish literature into English for a new generation of readers. Learn more at

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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