The Ethics of Hanukkah Gelt

What does pursuing justice have to do with gelt?


Talking in Shul

Smart yet tender, funny yet deep, The Book of Faith is a sly, witty send-up of squabble-filled synagogue politics.

Eva Zeisel. Photo by Ellen Wallenstein.

“Greatest Generation Women”

Ellen Wallenstein documents their aging faces with a reverence and respect that will inspire our own.

Cantor David Tillman conducts Sunday’s performance of Sacred Rights, Sacred Song at New York’s Ansche Chesed Synagogue. On stage in front of chorus, at right, Francine M. Gordon, producer and writer of lyrics and all spoken words, and guest artist Naomi Less. Photo credit: Amy Stone

Sacred Rights in a Time of Terror

Sacred Rights, Sacred Song says: Women need to be treated as fully equal citizens of the Jewish State NOW. This is not a luxury for peaceful times. 


Susan Brownmiller: Why I Care About Israeli Basketball

A feminist icon on a surprising enthusiasm

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Yiddish Classics into English

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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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