Tag: Jewish Women

Wisdom of Sephardic Sages

Sephardic wisdom and tradition is largely left out in many Jewish institutions. Tamar Zaken is changing that.

An Expected Unexpected Death

Three poems from Lesléa Newman about the impact of her mother’s death on her father and herself.

Eight Days Celebrating Jewish Survival

As the Jews of Spain left Iberia, the largest number found safe haven in the Ottoman Empire. There the foods of the Sephardim, with recipes remembered and carried by the women, found a wonderful match with Ottoman cuisine.

Embroidering Her Past

The iconography in Maxine Lee Ewaschuk’s embroidery reflects the lenses through which she sees the world and the world sees her.

Siona Benjamin Paints Lilith of the Present

For Benjamin, and most feminists who have adopted (or adapted) Lilith in art or literature, the mythological first wife of Adam stands as an icon of independence and courage

Keeper of the Flame

Whenever I would see Flory Jagoda, it was as if she had been waiting just for me, greeting me with her lovely smile and sparkling eyes. Often, she would say, “Here you are!” And now that she could kiss me–always on both cheeks–and hold my hand tightly, she seemed happy. I know I certainly was.… Read more »