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Women of the Wall

By now I’m sure many of you have heard about today’s monthly Women of the Wall gathering. The short version is that the police, allegedly present to protect the women from those who do not believe they have a right…

A Storahtelling B Mitzvah

Cross-posted form the InterfaithFamily.com Blog. Last night, I attended a gala celebrating Storahtelling. And it was great*. If you’re not familiar with Storahtelling, they’re a ritual theatre company, focusing on bringing the Torah, and Judaism, to wider audiences, making it…

How Welcoming is "Welcoming"?

Cross-posted from the IFF Network Blog. On Monday, the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (of the Conservative/Masorti Movement) posted a video to YouTube explaining the importance of having a welcoming website. Aimed at synagogues, the video was publicized by an…

Oy, Texas

So some of us have been waiting to see our favourite recent addition to the Texas rabbi-ing scene* (yeah, such a thing exists) on the Daily Show for a week now. Seems there’s something happening in Egypt that kept bumping…

Thanksgiving, B"Ch!

dlevy pointed out to me that our local Chabad had sent out some important words in their latest newsletter: By divine providence this year thanksgiving coincides with the 19th of Kislev Rosh Hashana Lachasidus. Which we celebrate on Thursday night.…