A rabbi, a yogi and a Buddhist walk into the Manhattan JCC… What sounds like a stock opener of a joke actually happened at an event March 1 connected to Dani Shapiro’s newly released memoir, “Devotion” (Harper). The author invited her spiritual teachers to join her in a conversation moderated by writer and former television producer Abigail Pogrebin, who not only feigned surprise that attendees didn’t arrive in yoga pants, but also declared herself the most high-strung person in the room.
Hadag Nahash is one of Israel’s most popular hip-hop groups, topping the charts regularly with their politically provocative, genre-bending music. The six-member band recently released their sixth album, appropriately titled “6.” The Forward’s Ezra Glinter spoke with front man Sha’anan Streett about the new album, writing English songs and representing Israeli culture abroad.
The wife of Israel’s own defense minister has been duped by a man in disguise.
Attempting to draw attention to the fragile situation in war-torn Sudan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim activists descended on Capitol Hill March 2, armed with prayers — and nursery rhymes.
Avi Gross Schaefer, a 21-year-old veteran of the Israel Defense Forces and a freshman at Brown University, was killed almost instantly February 12, after being hit by a car driven by a drunken driver. Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer and his wife, Laurie Gross, a prominent artist, have lost a son, and the wider world lost someone who was primed to make a difference as a peacemaker.3
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