Ruth’s love for Naomi transcends her ethnicity, while Elisa’s love for the merman both transcends her humanity and renders her more intensely human.
The Book of Ruth, or Notes on Serendipity
Shavuot is best known for being little-known. J.J. Goldberg says it’s kind of like the Zeppo Marx of the Jewish spiritual calendar.
If the current Israeli government were in power back in biblical times, there is a good chance that there would actually be no State of Israel today in need of governing. This is the message of a simulated correspondence between the Israel Religious Action Center and Israel’s Ministry of Interior, written by Anat Hoffman, IRAC’s executive director and chairwoman of Women of the Wall.