A Jewish Prayer for Thanksgiving
David Simon’s new series for HBO, “The Deuce,” has won acclaim for its character-driven look at the pornography industry’s start in 1970s New York.
A California-based live webcast of Kol Nidre services is expected to garner more than 40,000 viewers.
Rabbi-led spiritual communities — unaffiliated with a movement and untethered to a building — are an area where female rabbis have taken the lead.
Newsweek magazine, this year in conjunction with its sister publication The Daily Beast, has just published its annual list of America’s 50 “most influential” rabbis. It’s Newsweek’s fifth such list but the first time that a woman — writer Abigail Pogrebin — has been directly involved in the selection, which no doubt explains why the number of women on the list has more than doubled. This year, 13 women made the list; that’s up from 6 last year.
Newsweek magazine is out with its annual list of what it deems the 50 most influential rabbis in the country. As usual, women are a tiny number of those selected by the three entertainment-industry figures: the heads of Sony Pictures, News Corp. and Jewish Television Network Productions — all men, and all based in Los Angeles. For those of us in the Jerusalem of the Diaspora — and by that I mean Brooklyn, or at least New York City — some of the choices may seem biased toward the left coast and the gender of the selection committee members.