January 11, 2018 9:47am
SAN FRANCISCO (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — “Az men est khazer, zol es shoyn rinen ibern moyl” goes an old Yiddish saying: “If you’re going to eat pork, eat it until your mouth drips.” Sunday night at Brick & Mortar Music Hall here, the mouths of rabbis and foodies dripped…
February 23, 2017 12:26pm
DALY CITY, Calif. (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Show up on a Shabbat morning at Congregation B’nai Israel in this Northern California suburb and, if you’re a typical American Jew, you will see plenty that’s familiar. At the front of the sanctuary is an ark, and inside the ark are…
December 23, 2016 11:39am
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — I do not like wearing a kippah. I grew up in a Reform synagogue where few people wore them, including the rabbi. The gendered nature of it bothers me. (Why, in some “egalitarian” synagogues, are men forced to wear them but not women?) And, quite frankly, I don’t like being told…
March 29, 2015 3:13pm
Every year, a sea of a new Haggadahs vies for our attention, money and a seat at our seder table. JTA sorts through this year’s crop.
March 29, 2015 2:46pm
The University of Michigan was recently given a massive and eclectic collection of Passover Haggadahs.
March 22, 2015 4:21pm
The movement’s first machzor since 1978 is intended as a companion to the popular prayerbook Mishkan T’filah, which was published in 2007.
March 17, 2015 2:09pm
In a barrier-breaking transition, Denise Eger ascends to the top post of the 2,000-member Central Conference of American Rabbis.
April 18, 2012 4:48pm
The Zionist Organization of America is using Title VI as a political tactic that targets valid, albeit distasteful and wrongheaded, political debate, when the measure should be used to protect Jewish students from true hatemongers, writes the editor of New Voices magazine.
March 28, 2012 7:08pm
Entries in the annual stream of new Haggadahs this year include a Reform version with an iPad application, a gorgeously designed Haggadah featuring literary celebrity contributors such as Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander, and one with an Ethiopian flavor.
September 22, 2011 2:07am
New High Holidays prayer books, or machzors, weren’t the only developments in Jewish liturgy over the last year. Here is a roundup of other new prayer books and related projects in that time.
- Pregnant Israelis get to skip to the front of the line
- Israel evacuates hundreds of civilian Syrian humanitarian volunteers and takes them to Jordan
- Germany blasts Mark Zuckerberg on Holocaust denial
- LGBT demonstrators block major Tel Aviv highway in start of nationwide strike to protest surrogacy law
- Hamas calls Jared Kushner ‘spokesman for the Israeli Occupation’