Not Your Grandmother’s Judaism
Posted on 11/28/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Many years ago, I attended a memorable talk, delivered by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. Schiffman is a professor at New York University and his areas of expertise include the history of Judaism in Late Antiquity,...
From Jasper, Indiana to Jerusalem: One Woman’s Search For God
Posted on 02/04/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
How many kinds of Jews are there in the world? Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reconstructionist Jews, Reform Jews, Secular Jews and Humanist Jews. Sefardi Jews and Ashkenazi Jews. Zionist Jews and...
Why The World Needed Yet Another English Translation Of The Torah
Posted on 10/30/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Chances are, you have a translation of the Five Books of Moses on your bookshelf. You may even know that, in Hebrew, it’s called a Chumash, which comes from chamesh, the Hebrew word for five. The...
Repairing The World With Israeli Ingenuity
Posted on 08/07/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I used to think that being Or LaGoyim, a light unto the nations meant that, if the Jews would create a perfect society, the rest of the world would look on with admiration and want to emulate it. In my...
A Premature Apocalypse
Posted on 07/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Can a novel be a good way to learn about what Jewish tradition teaches about the End of Days and the Final Redemption? Dan Sofer is a novelist living in Tel Aviv. He has written three suspenseful novels, set...
Searching for God in the Garbage
Posted on 01/21/2018 by Ruti Eastman in Reviews
Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha GoetzW & B Publishers232 pages; $17.99 on Amazon Bracha Goetz has written a remarkable memoir of a Harvard-educated woman, steeped in knowledge about the dangers...
The Cringe Worthy Mrs. Maisel
Posted on 01/15/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I didn’t realize there was anything Jewish about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before I started watching it. Some friends were raving about the Amazon Prime Video series on Facebook and then I read that the...
Watch Something Jewish
Posted on 01/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Sarah Lefton, Creative Director of BimBam.com had, by her own admission, a mediocre Jewish education. Part of her self-prescribed remedy was to create and market Jewish educational videos.Jewish educational...
What We Can Learn From How a Hasidic Rabbi Comforted the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto
Posted on 11/22/2017 by Guest Blogger in Reviews
When Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira penned his last will and testament, he did not know if it would ever be read by his relatives in Israel—or anyone, for that matter. In January 1943 the Ghetto was...
Teaching Children To See Food As A Gift
Posted on 11/19/2017 by Marcia Goldlist in Reviews
We tend to eat too much and think too little about the food we eat. Even if we say a blessing before and after we eat we tend to say the words by rote and not really think about the miracle of food. Yet food...