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No Women Allowed at Seder!

An article in The Jewish Week about a new Haggadah for men only has really got me confused. Here is an admittedly simplistic timeline of the last 35 years. Judaism is seen as being too male centered, with commentaries on…

Ortho-punk High Holy Days!

For a minute there I thought the world had come to an end. According to The Forward, on Rosh haShanah at The North Eastern Jewish Centre, an Orthodox synagogue in Australia, the largely conservative, middle-class congregants were “forced to face…

Ho Holo Holocaust

Reading “My Holocaust” (Tova Reich’s satirical send-up of the Holocaust industry) during my short vacation this summer in northern California was at the bottom of my list. But when I saw Cynthia Ozick taking Gary Rosenblatt to task over his…