This year, one rabbi is doing something new. She’s marking her arms with the Hebrew phrase, ‘Know before whom you stand.’
In honor of Israeli Independence Day, here’s a list of our favorite Israeli foods.
With the closing of Hostess, Ruth Abusch-Magder found herself ruing the loss of the Ding Dong, a snack she had not eaten since before her bat mitzvah.
Debra Nussbaum Cohen recently wrote a wonderful and impassioned post about teaching our daughters to use tefillin. As the mother of a daughter who has indicated interest in wearing tefillin when she reaches Bat Mitzvah age, I was glad to see others thinking about this issue. Yet as important pieces like this are, the challenge to gender roles in Judaism always seems to be unidirectional.