Vote for Representatives to the World Zionist Congress

Chevre, In 1897, a visionary named Theodor Herzl joined with other Zionists to form the Zionist Congress. The Congress was the legislative body of the World Zionist Organization (WZO), a non-governmental entity that promoted Zionism. Today, the two bodies are known...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Chevre, Catching up on my reading fell into an interesting juxtaposition of articles. Just after reading “The Sex Choreographer – How Do You Stage A Sex Scene In The #MeToo Era? Call In An Intimacy Coordinator” (NY Times Magazine, Jan. 19, 2020) I read “The...

Thinking Carefully About Today’s Anti-Semitism

Chevre, Long ago I made the intentional decision not to focus my Jewish life and mind on antisemitism, neither historical nor current. For me, there are far too many positive dimensions to Jewish life to focus on how other people define and treat us – as...

Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet: Ellie Frishman, z’l

Chevre, I’m deeply saddened to let you know that Renee’s mom, Ellie Frishman, passed away yesterday in Maryland, surrounded by her children and their partners/spouses. Many of us know Ellie, since she has celebrated Rosh Hashana with us for the last few...

The 2020 Interfaith, Interracial MLK Celebration

Chevre, Yesterday, Sue C and I attended the interfaith, interracial celebration of Dr. King at Stone Temple Baptist Church in North Lawndale. The program was cosponsored by the church, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the JUF, and the North Lawndale...
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