In abundance at the March 6 launch of Abigail Pogrebin’s “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew,” among other things, were wine, a distinctly Jewish sense of goodwill, motherly advice, and petite, tastefully arranged spoonfuls of raw tuna.
Pogrebin decided to do something that, for her, was radical: She would spend a year celebrating every holiday in the Jewish calendar.
This weekend we’re getting fired up with Bernie Sanders’s new book, losing ourselves in J.K. Rowling’s big-screen return to the wizarding world, learning the tender tale of Sondheim’s brilliant flop, and more.
“How many of you can say that you are in a second, third or fourth generation of a family business?” said Rabbi Andy Bachman in his address honoring Russ Daughters and the Russ Family at the Museum at Eldridge Street’s first “From Generation to Generation” Gala—held at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall—who was presenting the honor to Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper who are 4th generation owners of Russ & Daughters Cafe the appetizing store, and acclaimed restaurant owner of the 101-year old appetizing store. The honor was also given to Mark Ross Federman the 3rd generation of the Russ family.
Purim is, hands down, the biggest party of the Jewish year. As Abigail Pogrebin prepares to celebrate (with her FOURTH FAST), she reflects on the meaning of the joyous holiday.
You might say it’s saccharine to think a light could make a difference. This Hanukkah, Abigail Pogrebin saw it firsthand, from a relative’s bedside to the White House.
Abigail Pogrebin never thought Sukkot was about fragility, sex or Sinai. That’s what she gets for heading to the Left Coast to explore the holiday’s spiritual meaning.
Abigail Pogrebin wondered what it’s like to live by the Jewish calendar. And now she’s going to try, one holiday at a time. She starts by explaining why it is so important — and difficult.
Despite having had a long day at the US Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a point of attending a special performance based partly on her own life.
Ever wonder what Jewish porn star James Deen thinks of his mother?