Bill Clinton could’ve quoted Jewish law in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. An email from a professor claimed the prez didn’t commit adultery — and wasn’t half as naughty as King David.
Want to cheat on your spouse? There’s an app for that — and it’s landed in Israel.
Rabbi Barry Starr, a leader in the Conservative movement who has served a Boston synagogue for three decades, resigned after acknowledging his marital infidelity.
King David and Gen. Petraeus both betrayed their vows. So why did ancient Jews forgive their king, while we cannot offer our modern-day cheater a second chance?
Like the heroine of The Scarlet Letter, Jewish intellectuals who criticize Israel are marked with infamy. In this case, the ‘A’ stands not for adultery but for anti-Semitism.
The Kittel Collection is a series of clothing pieces that explores the different ways clothing is used as a vehicle for meaning and identity within our tradition and literature. The kittel is a simple, white, garment used as a burial shroud, and customarily worn by men on various Jewish holy days. Each month, The Sisterhood showcases, and looks at the meaning behind, a kittel from my collection. View images of this month’s kittel, the Soulful Kittel, after the jump.
Weinergate is no doubt about as juicy as scandals get — between the congressman’s waxed chest, his silly and salacious flirtations with the women he “met” online, and even a jab against Jewish women. While the fascination with Weiner is more than understandable, I think it is time we all take a step back and ask ourselves what exactly it is that he did wrong. This is important for determining what expectations we should have for our politicians, and also how we think about the women involved.
About three weeks ago, my dad died. We soon learned that there were things about his life that were the opposite of the way he had presented them. Nothing enormous, but it is still shocking and saddening. I recently visited with a friend who told me that when her father died, decades ago, his will revealed the presence of a young son that neither she nor her siblings (who were already grown) knew anything about.
The sexual assault and attempted rape charges against I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn — he’s pleaded not guilty — got me thinking: What propels men who most certainly know better to engage in the type of morally repugnant behavior, such as that which the French politician stands accused?