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Rabbinic or Rabbinical?

I’m proud to have conceived the Brit Tzedek NYC Rabbinic Fellowship, which for the past six months has been blessed with two super-cool rabbis-to-be: Rachel Grant Meyer (HUC-JIR) and Joshua Frankel (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah). The fellowship’s purpose is to organize Jewish…

Gay Jewish Hip-Hop Saturday Night

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. In hip-hop, Soce the Elemental Wizard is as self-aware as it gets. Not that you could accuse the man of any less. His new album, the inspiringly-titled “Master of Fine Arts,” was released this…

Three snapshots from Tisha b'Av 2009

Over in Jerusalem, Peace Now has put up posters warning of the destruction of the Third Temple — the State of Israel — threatened by the ongoing settlement process. YNet reports: The poster, that is certain to stir up controversy…

Haunting Eicha Recording

Every once in a while, someone finds a creative way to use an ancient text or practice to see something in the present more profoundly. When done well, this elevates the present through a thoughtful link to longstanding traditions. It’s…

The Jewish Men's Hall Of Fame

I’m not so good at math, but I’m pretty sure 2 out of 37 is a pretty low percentage. That’s the number of women nominated in the Arts and Entertainment category of The National Museum of American Jewish History’s “Only…