Purim, Pride & End to Prejudice?
Purim week is upon us and for the Conservative Movement worldwide it’s a big wig week of Gay Pride and possibly an end to one more form of discrimination against GLBT Jews in Israel. On Purim Night, March 7, the official chanting of the Esther Scroll at NYC’s Jewish Theological Seminary will be presided over […]
The Oldest Coolest Shul in the West
Hadassah’s Back! Purim @ JTS and Romemu! Free! Purim Night, March 7th 2012 6:30-9:00pm: Hadassah & friends read the Megillah at JTS 9:30pm-Midnight: PISH: The Purim Tish Party at Romemu Megillah Reading @ Jewish Theological Seminary 3080 Broadway (@122nd St) Free! Featuring live music, a full megillah reading (chanted by JTS faculty and students), and […]
Unrolled the Scroll: Occupied Torah at Occupy Wall Street
I may very well be wrong and there are older living Jewish homes of worship on the West Coast – but this past wknd I stumbled onto what sure feels like one of the oldest, and most magical of ye old shuls. The pleasure of walking into ruin rich with fragments and fragrances of the […]
GILAD: WELCOME HOPE.
Last Friday, Oct 21, Simchat Torah, we unrolled the Torah in a cry for social justice and in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Check this out: Occupy Torah: Unrolling the Scroll of Justice on Simchat Torah at OWS And this: NY1 coverage of Occupy Torah – along with Pete Seeger and Muslim friends… I got a […]
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:04am It’s midnight in NYC and back in Israel a family that probably slept not a wink is getting ready for a long awaited reunion: Gilad is coming home, the home of stubborn hope. The price is high but hope – the most important ingredient in the human diet has […]