Monthly Archives: September 2007
The other day, I stopped into a Judaica shop for a particular book and, okay, okay, to peek at the Sukkot tzotch, and after seeing plastic pumpkins, strings of plastic apples, a string of plastic light-up gourds (okay, those were … Read More
My Mother's Art: My mother was an artitst. Johanna Liebman remarked that it showed none of the horror of most survivor art.In my search for my mother, I have both sought knowledge and intentionally avoided it. For example, the Leo … Read More
Sukkot is my favorite holiday. I love all harvest festivals (I’m also a Thanksgiving sucker) and the rustic autumn colors and smells of fall that we get during sukkot. I love eating in tight quarters with guests, and sukkah hopping … Read More
You're gonna need to serve some snacks at your Sukkot soiree, lest your guests get sloshed on that Sukkot Sangria. This delicious recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is from La Dolce Vegan!, by the lovely and talented Sarah Kramer. … Read More
Welcome to the age of post-post-colonialism. One almost feels a vicarious thrill for apologists of religion like Madeleine Bunting of Comment is Free, or Our Maddy of the Sorrows, as Norm Geras calls her. She's taken the spectacle of tens … Read More
Monday's rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN attracted the full spectrum of New York Jewry, from Conservadox to Hasidic and everything in between. I went during lunch hour and took some photos.
Watching Ken Burns' documentary on the War, I note that it's been ten years since my mother died. When she was alive, her defining features were her inability to locate her reading glasses (which were usually on top of her … Read More