Gila Silverman is a cultural anthropologist and writer, affiliated with the University of Arizona and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
By Gila Silverman
What Survey Data Don’t Tell You
Recently, I participated in a survey of Young Judaea alumni. It has been 35 years since I went to my first Young Judaea meeting, and I can say with certainty that the experiences that followed transformed my life. My mother liked to say that she sought out a Young Judaea club because she had a…
What Judaism Teaches Us About Grief And Loss
The headline on a recent Forward interview with Sheryl Sandberg asks if Sandberg can help Americans learn to grieve. Sandberg has certainly done all of us a great service by opening up a conversation about the way American do –- and don’t –- deal with death, dying and grief. In the essay that follows this…
Kissinger at 100: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’
She was the most famous Jewish actress of all time — can we still say she was the greatest?
For Bob Dylan’s 82nd birthday, his 10 most Jewish songs
The White House antisemitism plan is full of good ideas. Will it actually help Jews?
In Case You Missed It
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Forwarding the News
Did Jewish wisdom solve the debt ceiling debate?
The debt ceiling compromise reflects deep Jewish wisdom
Right-wing activists launch ‘Jews Against Soros’ coalition amid antisemitism controversies
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