Marilyn Zeitlin

A Slice of Ireland

My 2006 trip to visit Ireland’s Jewish community was a bittersweet reunion. On my first visit to the Emerald Isle in 1987, I discovered that “Irish” and “Jewish” were not contradictory terms, in this country that is more than 98% Catholic.

The Rabbi Plays One on TV

Scene 1: You’re at High Holy Day services when you bend to get your prayer book and notice that the man next to you looks familiar. Chances are you don’t know the guy; you’ve just seen him on TV.Scene 2: You’re enjoying the cantor’s singing and the voice suddenly hits a chord; you realize you have her CDs in your car.Scene 3: You