A Seat at the Table?: Rabbi Dov Schreier leads a class at a kosher restaurant in Brooklyn.

Women Take Kashrut Out of the Kitchen

Religious Jewish women, the primary cooks in Orthodox families, have long ruled kosher kitchens and served as crucial, informal kosher watchdogs for their families and guests. But those women are rarely trusted with the even more powerful, formal task of professionally supervising the production of kosher food.

Floral Gift: A half million flowers from Brussels cover Tel Aviv?s Rabin Square, a birthday present from the Belgian city to mark Tel Aviv?s 100th anniversary.

Tel Aviv’s ‘Flower Carpet’

The city of Tel Aviv received flowers for its birthday — half a million blooms, to be exact. A gift from the city of Brussels, the 500,000 dahlias were flown from the Belgian capital September 16 as part of ongoing festivities to mark Tel Aviv’s 100th anniversary, a celebration that kicked off in early April and is set to continue in the coming months.

A Progressive: Gottschalk led the Reform college.

Alfred Gottschalk, a German Refugee Who Became a Reform Movement Leader

Each year, the day before he was to ordain them as rabbis, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk told students at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion about an experience he had as a young boy in Oberwesel, Germany.

Fought Hatred: Elizabeth Rickey spent her own wealth on causes she championed.

Elizabeth Rickey, Derailed David Duke

One of the perks of fighting antisemitism for a living is the occasional opportunity to meet a genuine hero. On September 12, one of those heroes — a largely unsung one — died at age 53, alone in a motel room in Santa Fe, N.M., after a long battle with Crohn’s disease that had left her destitute.

Lost & Found – 2,000 Years Later

Late summer excavations in Israel have turned up what archaeologists say are two remarkable findings that illuminate Israel’s history.