Growing up, my fear of marriage was rooted in my fear of equating kitchen duties with wifehood.
“This was a tragedy that was felt by every single individual in this community,” said Rabbi Eliyahu Elbaz, of the Sephardic Lebanese Congregation.
Seven Orthodox children died when a Shabbat hot plate left on overnight sparked a deadly blaze. J.J. Goldberg reports it’s not the first time this practice has proven lethal.
Shas is planning to establish a beachhead among American Sephardic Jews. It hopes to replicate the success that has made it the kingmaker of Israeli politics.
The genetics blog at DiscoverMagazine.com, Gene Expression, has an eye-opening post peeling away some of the more intriguing layers in the big new study of Jewish genetic patterns that was published June 3 in the American Journal of Human Genetics and reported the next day in the Forward’s own Shmooze blog.