I’m always on the look-out for commentary I can read while the Torah’s chanted in Hebrew I don’t understand during Saturday morning Shabbat services. So when I came across The Artist’s Torah by David Ebenbach, also the author of two short story collections and a book of poetry, I was grateful to have new material to delve into.
Though Mother’s Day 2013 may be a wrap, it’s not too late to gift your maternal unit with a copy of What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty One Women On The Gifts That Mattered Most.
When I was in second grade, I didn’t want to make a Mother’s Day card with the rest of the kids in class.
Separate and hopefully finally equal. In the women’s section of the wall, women can now put on all the ritual accoutrements of prayer traditionally worn by men and can conduct services, read from the Torah without getting hauled off by police for offending some Orthodox males in the men’s section of the wall.
In not so distant American history, Native American children were taken from their communities in such numbers that leaders feared for the future of their community and their children.
A Tribute to Lea Gottlieb
From March 19 through May 04, an exhibition at the Design Museum Holon in Israel will focus on the work of fashion designer Lea Gottlieb, who gained international renown as a leader in her field. Learn more.
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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.