By Leigh Shulman
Bagels for All — Appreciation or Appropriation?
It’s been many years since I wrote my last , not since my Orthodox days when I sat behind the mechitzah with the other women during shul. On Shavuot, we read the Book of Ruth and learned how she left her culture and people to follow her mother-in-law back to Israel. Ruth sacrificed everything she…
We Are All (Fill in the Blank) Jews
Courtesy Leigh Shulman I was recently e-mailing with a woman I know and told her how I planned to take a couple days off for Rosh Hashanah. I haven’t been to synagogue in years, but I do mark the holiday by spending time with family. “You’re Jewish?” she asked surprised, immediately mentioning the ultra-Orthodox crowd…
How To Talk to a 10-Year-Old About Gaza
I was recently sitting at a hotel when my 10-year-old daughter Lila called my attention to the television. As part of the coverage of Israel’s incursion into Gaza, the news showed a child covered in bandages, limbs missing. It was one of the boys who had been caught in bombings on the beach. “He’s just…
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