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Must Have: A Few Ideas for Last Minute Mother’s Day Shoppers

By May 9, 2008

Hello there thirty-is-the-new-twentysomething! That's right, I'm talking to you. Do you have a friend, sibling, cousin, or co-worker who recently procreated? Perhaps a girlfriend with a young family who could use a kid-friendly, modern guide to Shabbat? You do? Just … Read More

Anthony Hitler Bourdain

By April 30, 2008

Recently I discovered a relatively new food blog called Hezbollah Tofu. As the face of a self-described "Bourdain Veganizing Collective," the site got me thinking a bit more deeply about chef, author, and travel show host Anthony Bourdain. In the … Read More

Must Have: Y-Love’s This is Babylon

By April 25, 2008

Put down the Matisyahu and pick up the Y-Love. "This is Babylon," the new album from Hasidic emcee Y-Love (AKA Yitz Jordan), seamlessly blends rhymes in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, and even Aramaic, all the while mixing sounds and beats … Read More

ET Looks Delicious, but Is He Kosher?

By April 24, 2008

Ann VanderMeer, wife of bleeding-edge fantasy writer Jeff VanderMeer, says ET is treyf. When she's not busy working as the Fiction Editor of Weird Tales magazine, VanderMeer — an observant Jew — finds time to tutor Bar and Bat Mitzvah … Read More

Q&A with Adventure Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Author of God in the Wilderness

By April 23, 2008

As we've told you before, Adventure Rabbi Jamie Korngold is earthy. So earthy, in fact, that she leads her services outside. Sometimes she's on skis, sometimes she's on a bike, but she's always on a quest to introduce more Jews … Read More

Book Excerpt: Chapter 1 of God in the Wilderness by the Adventure Rabbi

By April 23, 2008

Cultivate the Patience to See Burning Bushes "Moses said, "I must turn aside to look at this marvelous sight; why doesn`t the bush burn up? When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him … Read More

10 Books on the Intersection of Judaism and the Environment

By April 21, 2008

Earth Day is a Jewish holiday. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but from the quantity of books that have been written on the intersecting subjects of Judaism and the environment, you'd think that Earth Day—coming up on April 22—appears on … Read More

Must Have: God in the Wilderness, by the Adventure Rabbi

By April 18, 2008

Reform Rabbi Jamie Korngold, AKA The Adventure Rabbi, has made quite a name for herself in the past seven years. In 2001 she started the hugely successful Adventure Rabbi program, which seeks to bring "Jews back into communal religious life … Read More