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Masorti Gets Sassy

The Masorti movement (the Israeli and generally non-North American arm of the Conservative movement) is bringing out the snark a bit with a new ad campaign to address the issue of government stipends for yeshiva students in Israel. They’ve put…

more from the Hazon Food Conference West

the following is another guest post by Andy Green, a student at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. For another of his write-ups click here And now… the exciting conclusion….: Friday afternoon, I headed to Ted Merwin’s session on Jewish…

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.…

Saving Dalal

From Gershom Gorenberg over at South Jerusalem: At 10:03 on Monday morning, Osama Rusrus phoned from Beit Umar in the West Bank with wonderful news: His wife Sunya and daughter Dalal had crossed through the checkpoint into Jerusalem, on their…