JVoices Category

I’m going to stand with the other Jewish blogs on this and make sure we have this up and post it on the sidebar. This smear campaign must end. I know that those who are perpetuating this will inevitably comment on this blog as they have on jewschool and jspot, but as Mik on jspot, […]

crossposted from jewschool I know some folks don’t like the event listings, but this is the ARTS!!! and I often hear the desire for more, more, more beyond NY, so in that spirit, I thought I’d share with folks a number of fabulous arts listings I got sent this week from The National Foundation for […]

Parsha Bereishit

In: JVoices

And we’re off! We have read and heard the creation story a whole bunch of times. We had read much about Adam’s first wife, Lilith. But we never noticed that after declaring that Adam should not be alone, G-d offered him a parade of animals from which to choose a mate. If Bereishit is any […]

I grew up as a White Jewish New Yorker, at once a disassociated grand-daughter of a holocaust survivor and a Lebanese Christian, with no political attachment or strong position about Israel/Palestine. This Passover season I began learning more deeply about I/P, most significantly through friends who have deep and conflicted attachments and dis-attachments to Judaism, […]

Eden kicked out of Boston

In: JVoices

Hebrew text seen on a bumper sticker in the Boston area this morning: “Ani Ma’amin B’emunah Sh’leima” (“I believe with perfect faith”), next to the logo of the Red Sox. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixteenth year of the construction of the Big Dig. And the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority said to […]

52 Portions – Season Finale

In: Arts and Culture, JVoices, Torah

Al Gore as Jonah

In: Arts and Culture, Education, Jewish Identity, JVoices, Politics, Torah

Al Gore is our comic hero this week. This is Shabbat Shuva and since seeing Gore’s movie we have tried to redeem ourselves environmentally. Thus, he gets our nod as Jonah the Green. Come to think of it, these days ol’ Al looks like he could use a bit of fasting. As long as we’re […]