Newsweek has once again decided to inform us who the most important rabbis in the US are. They’ve added a whole extra woman this time. And here, the magazine tells us, are the most important rabbanim in the pulpit. Anybody wonder why they don’t write a similar list for the Episcopal church or Protestantism or American Islam or (etc)?
Apropos of the above item, this op-ed by Shifra Bronznick about the still-persistent glass ceiling in the Jewish world is very worth reading.
Also kinda apropos of the above item, and my post from a few weeks back, Rabbi Jill Jacobs has whipped up a t-shirt that she’s selling for charity. More on that here.
Only vaguely related to the above item, some Canadian shuls are threatening to split from the Conservative movement. How big is the proverbial big tent, and/or how big should it be? Article here.
Having pretty much nothing to do with the above item, here’s a nifty Aramaic Family Tree, for those of you who geek that way. But as a teacher of mine pointed out, there are a few of ours missing–Zohar, Yerushalmi, Onkelos, etc.