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Women Writing Torahs

Filmmaker Sasha Perry recently traveled to Seattle to document a historic event: the completion of the first Torah scroll written by women scribes to be commissioned. There’s a bit of history that you need to know to clarify the situation.…

Jew It Yourself

Dan Sieradski, who revolutionizes the Jewish world on just about a weekly basis, has a massive new project planned. It’s called Jew It Yourself, and it’s a great crowd-sourced Jewish learning opportunity. Eventually, the site’s going to be full of…

Pirates, Superheroes and Shofars

This post came our way courtesy of Alan Jay Sufrin, singer/guitarist/bassist/keyboardist for the band Stereo Sinai. He’s also the official shofar blower at Congregation Anshe Shalom in Chicago this year (and is tremendously excited about it). Here he is with…

World's Fastest Matzah Eating

Jeremy Moses of MyJewishLearning just took it upon himself to break the world record for matzah eating. (Disclaimer: before he tried, there was no world record for matzah eating.) Every year at seder, we’re supposed to eat the entire 2/3…

Free Matzah. Act Now.

So part of my day job at MyJewishLearning is to come up with new and zany schemes to… well, basically, to keep the site from seeming old and un-zany. This Passover season, I’ve decided that we should buy someone more…

How Jewish Women Mourn

A call for submissions was just sent out by Tamar Fox and her sister, Deena Fox, soliciting writing about the experiences of Jewish women in dealing with death and mourning. The full submissions call is below, after the jump. They’re…

From Last to First

So…Simchas Torah. Lately, it’s become famous for being the #2 Jewish drinking holiday, but my past few Simchas Torahs have all been pretty clean events — festive and debaucherous in that wholesome way where we jump around with the Torah…