The recently deceased rabbi is best known for his Talmud - but his Jewish Center in Moscow was essential to post-Soviet Jewish life.
We do not take in an event and walk away to ponder it. Instead, everything we consume is inseparable from its immediate interpretation.
It was the last time in now two months I’ve bought food from a store. (My dad was in the hospital for two weeks. I could not visit.)
Zoom shiva is all of the shiva and none of the fuss. It’s not “virtual” shiva. It is shiva. I could have used a hug, but still.
The clash of traditions between his previous two religions was tense. Should we cremate him or bury him in a pine box in a Jewish funeral?
It broke my heart being apart from my sister, and we missed out on all those baked goods, but everything else … was pretty awesome.
His will, executed by two associates, is 21 pages long and values his wealth at $577 million.
Boyce, 20, was a descendent of the Clinton 12.
Cohen stayed silent about the horrors she lived through for four decades before finding the strength to describe it to younger generations.
Hollywood loves a good Jewish death scene.