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Jonah: The Book of the Question

In: JVoices, Spirituality, Talmud, Yom Kippur

An excerpt from my upcoming collection of essays, For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book, Rutgers University Press. To order: PH 800-848-6224 or online rutgerspress.rutgers.edu. About the Author: Alicia Suskin Ostriker is an award-winning poet, critic, and midrashist, whose writing appears in many Jewish anthologies and journals. She is the author […]

Yes, it’s true, we’ve become partners, however informal, with Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity in the launch of their LGBT Resource Library. They gave us some love in their weekly email, so I wanted to plug this new initiative in return. What I love about this initiative is that they […]

2007 SVARA/GTU Elul Bet Midrash Programs Trans Alla That*: Teshuva, Transformation, and the Tradition II** www.svara.org Chicago — July 27-29 Berkeley — August 19-24 New York City — August 31-Sept. 2 Come study with Rabbi Benay Lappe and SVARA in one of three intensive Bet Midrash Talmud study programs focusing on the Jewish traditions of […]

The Twisted Wick: Talmud Study as Spiritual Practice for Post-Modern Jews Originally Published in Zeek Rabbi Elliot Rose Kukla I found God hanging out innocuously on a page of my Talmud within an obscure legal debate over whether or not a twisted wick is still suitable for kindling Shabbat lights. I glimpsed God slipping between […]


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