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Turning Ourselves Over with Selichot

In: JVoices

Selichot might very well be the service I love the most during the High Holidays. Maybe it’s because I learned about Selichot as an adult. While raised in an observant household, it was truly when I returned to Jewish religious practice as an adult that I found deeper meaning in the practice and intent of […]

Sundays with Beyond the Pale

In: JVoices, Media

When I lived in New York, I had the joy of being part of the Beyond the Pale crew, joining Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark as a contributing host from time to time. Beyond the Pale has an interesting history. The show began when the station, WBAI, recognized that they needed to do more […]

Good Reads in the Blogosphere

In: JVoices

A quick round up of interesting reads right now: Think Progress packs a good punch, calling out election coverage fiascos and more, particularly on McCain and Palin. Richard Silverstein writes about the UN demanding $1 billion from Israel due to damages incurred during the Lebanon War, and along with many folks, wrote about Israeli security […]

This Week in History — Beauty and Power

In: JVoices

Crossposted on Jewesses with Attitude You may have noticed a former beauty queen in the news lately, but I’m not going to write about her.  Instead, I’d like to focus on Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss American, who won her title on September 8, 1945, just four months after V-E Day.  Ms. […]

Crossposted on Jewesses with Attitude A few years ago, I read Devil in the White City, Erik Larson’s non-fiction account of the history of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, complete with architecture, politics, and a murder mystery. Good stuff. But I didn’t realize that the Chicago World’s Fair was also the site, 115 years […]

Labor Day, 2008

In: JVoices, Labor, Worker's Rights

Labor Day. For many, a three-day weekend. For some, a reminder of the importance of the labor movement, and the benefits that this movement won for its members, their families and the communities they live in, and indeed the U.S. as a whole. It’s not for nothing that the book is entitled “From the Folks […]

Join our Team

In: JVoices

Folks, every once and awhile I do a reminder/shout out to everyone, to say we’re always looking for new contributors. So, here’s your friendly reminder. There are plenty of issues to rant about on the Jewish fault lines of our times. AND, a **big big plug** that I’m especially looking for folks to help with […]

Crossposted on Jewesses with Attitude Thirty-eight years ago today, thousands of women nation-wide responded to Jewish feminist Betty Friedan’s call for a Women’s Strike for Equality. In addition to a huge march down New York’s 5th Avenue, women around the country demonstrated in support of three main goals: free abortion on demand, free 24-hour community-controlled […]

Israel and “Jisrael”

In: Israel, JVoices, United States

Don’t you hate it when you accept an invitation to a wedding or bar mitzvah, and then remember that you have tickets for something that same night? So what do you do? Try to get rid of the tickets? Try to wheedle out of your social obligation? Try to attend both? Well, after my wife […]

Israel and the Diaspora

In: Israel, JVoices, Sephardi

I have been sitting on this post since July 2, 2008. This is a huge issue as far as I am concerned, and a personal one at that. Of course, the news on the state of diaspora relations with Israel doesn’t pause, so I’ve decided that tonight would be time enough to get this subject […]


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