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Jewish culture on Kickstarter, today

A couple of interesting Kickstarter projects of Jewish interest. Makings – Songs from Tillie Olsen’s Journals is a musical project created by the grandson of the left-wing Jewish author of, most famously, Tell Me a Riddle. (Background info from Jewish Currents, Jewish…

Some Things of Note

(Erika Davis‘s thoughtful and sobering video about tikkun olam, Hurricane Sandy, and whether Jews are just a lot of talk.) Also: The National Council on Jewish Women‘s rad election children’s book memes JOFA‘s tumblr on why we need Orthodox Feminism …

Say Kaddish for Bernie Madoff

I recall chatting with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, composer, musician and poet Alicia Jo Rabins in a Mexican joint in Chicago after a Golem show a few years back, right after the big market crash. I asked what else…

Endeavor to Repair

One of my best friends went dark when Hurricane Sandy crashed into the States. I kept her Twitter and Facebook open, vainly hoping for an update. Pushing refresh on her pages. Checking my text messages, voicemail, e-mail. Anything. I couldn’t…