By Joanne Seiff
Jewish Handmade Resistance: Why Ethical Fashion Is About More Than Boycotts
Jewish women’s use of fashion as a powerful force of resistance is much, much older than a ‘buycott.’ While many feel that how your spending reflects your values is important, we can choose to spend little or no money. We can still make our political views known. In one of the oldest Jewish examples, Yocheved,…
Learning To Ask Where Our Food Is From
The fall holidays are a time when we re-evaluate, take stock of our actions and future endeavors. Starting with Slichot and moving towards Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we spend time thinking about the big questions in our lives. However, as I cook and can foods, putting up jam and chutney and pickles, freezing apples…
Where’s the Jewish Helping Hand?
Recently, there was a tragedy in Winnipeg. A mom and her two young children died, possibly because of postpartum depression. The news unfolded slowly, in a compassionate way. The children, found dead, were the beginning; several days later, the mother’s body was found in the river. In the days and weeks that followed, Winnipeg jumped…
Jewish Experience? You Got to Make Your Own
Caroline Rothstein’s recent post, “Lost in Jewish No-Man’s Land,” made me want to write back. Yes, Judaism (and religion in general) is about “questioning and searching for meaning.” However, some of the comments in response to her post made another point. Rothstein recounts her journey as someone who has travelled and searched for Jewish congregations…
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