Before the pandemic, I was preparing for a solo show, a music festival, political organizing. Now, I’m preparing to begin rabbinical school.
The classic model of the one brave charismatic leader—usually a man—may be convenient for media, but it is the wrong model.
It would take a slimy culture of infinitesimally small bacteria and yeast and the magic of fermentation to transform plain old tea into the elixir I was looking for.
On Bloody Sunday, Jewish activists joined 70,000 people as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. For many, it was both a historic and a holy moment.
Nate Silver claims that data-driven journalism trumps everything. Elissa Strauss thinks Jewish tradition as explained by Abraham Joshua Heschel offers a pretty good rebuke.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was virtually synonymous with civil rights and a close friend of Martin Luther King. Why did he miss the March on Washington?
On the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, a look back at his partnership with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a fascinating individual. Too bad Colin Greer’s play, “Imagining Heschel,” is such a yawn.
Singer Basya Schechter is not some naive Jewish singer doing a world music mash-up. Her latest release is a collection of Yiddish songs that showcase her distinctive sound.