SLBC & A Hopeful Jewish Future

Chevre, During the Presidents’ Day weekend, Susan and I journeyed down to St. Louis to attend, for the first time, Rick Recht’s Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC). For those unfamiliar with him, Rick is a former rock ‘n roller who turned his attention to Jewish music some...

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...
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