(JTA) — An Ohio congregation has become what is perhaps the first Orthodox synagogue to elect an all-female slate of officers.
With four months to go until Election Day, thoughtful people on both sides of the political aisle are desperately searching for a silver lining in this epically grim election cycle cloud.
I have a confession to make: I’m in a mixed marriage. But not the kind you usually think of when you hear the term, which conjures up images of countless Tevyes sitting shiva.
There was something electric about seeing Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren on stage together for their first joint campaign appearance in Cincinnati on Monday June 27. As soon as the women stood together, hugging each other with genuine warmth, praising each other through the roof and raising up their arms POTUS/VPOTUS style, Clinton seemed less like a beleaguered candidate to whom every accusation sticks and more like the confident frontrunner many of us have been dreaming about.
When I was a kid, we had a famous riddle that I heard/told dozens of times. It involved a man and his son who were in a car accident. The man dies instantly, and the son is rushed to the hospital. The surgeon is about to operate on the boy, and suddenly exclaims, “I can’t operate on this boy. He’s my son.”