Years ago, author Susan Shapiro dreamed of becoming the Jewish Joan Didion. Many years and books later, the dream persists — with a twist.
Ever since Sarah and Abraham opened their tent to three strangers in the Genesis tale, Jews have considered it a mitzvah to welcome guests. This couple takes that hospitality to the extreme.3
At Fire Island Synagogue, cantor Basya Schechter has turned summer-season congregation into a vibrant community. Her secret? Drum beats, tambourines and a little tribal spirituality.
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