Tag: judaism

Black Lives Matter: Read, Learn, and Act

In the wake of this most recent horrific moment of racist violence and white supremacy, we would like to share the articles we’ve been reading and rereading–the organizations we’ve been following, and resources we’ve been turning to.  

Three Characters, Three Storylines, and Three Time Periods

The Book Of V (Henry Holt, $27.99) is nothing if not ambitious—three main characters, three storylines and three wildly divergent time periods—and yet novelist Anna Solomon manages to weave all three together with an effortlessness that belies the profound nature of her fictional probing. 

A Debut Novel About Family

What constitutes a good mother? A good father? A good daughter? A normal life? These are questions posed by R.L. Maizes in her compelling debut novel Other People’s Pets.

“Hello, Can You Hear Me?”: Therapy on Zoom

Isolation, mass illness, death, unemployment, and closed schools have moved people out of the initial phase of panic and anxiety of what is to come to the demoralized place of what has arrived—nothingness. 

Embracing “Quasi-Motherhood” With Humor and Empathy

Dani Alpert is one funny lady and like many comics, she uses her life as a prime source for her material.  After falling for a divorced dad of two, she struggles to find a way to embrace the offspring she claims never to have wanted.

When the Clapping Stops

I may no longer know what day it is, but I can set my clock to the nightly applause that rumble in my neighborhood at 7:00 PM sharp. 

Reducing Waste By Reusing Flowers

ReVased, a subscription floral company, aims to reduce floral waste. We take flowers from events and elsewhere that would otherwise be thrown out, and upcycle them into new arrangements for your home or office.