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Yiddish professor goes viral in town hall with President Biden – Forward

| February 19, 2021

President Joe Biden engaged in a rare moment of kvelling during a live broadcast of a CNN town hall in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. I actually know some Yiddish, Biden revealed during an exchange with a Jewish member of the audience. The light remark came after the president was introduced to Joel Berkowitz, a foreign language professor and the director of the Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The power and the mystery of the cherubim, explained J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 19, 2021

TheTorah columnis supported by a generous donation from Eve Gordon-Ramek in memory of Kenneth Gordon.TerumahExodus 25:1-27:19 In the days right after heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and be mine greeting cards, the word cherub probably conjures images of winged, well-fed babies aiming arrows at unsuspecting lovers.

ASTROLOJEW Month of Adar: Milk the magic for all it’s worth – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 19, 2021

Adar 5781Feb. 13-March 13, 2021 Though the month of Adar is associated with Pisces/Dagim, because of the fluctuations of the 19-year Metonic cycle to which the Hebrew calendar is synced, the Feb. 11 new moon of Adar is in Aquarius/Dli

At one JCC, new classes make it easy for adults with disabilities to tune in – Forward

| February 19, 2021

Jews may be the chosen people, but when it comes to Jewish education, adults with disabilities have often been left out. Coinciding with Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, the Marcus JCC of Atlantas Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning offers inclusive education classes through the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning virtually via Zoom

Guest Opinion: America can heal when it works to become righteous – GoErie.com

| February 16, 2021

Matthew Greene| Erie Times-News Calls for unity and reconciliation have gone unanswered in the aftermath of the most contentious presidential election in living memory. What olive branch was extended to supporters of the loser of the 2016 election, some ask.

Angry at discrimination, a rabbi creates a shul, and seminary, serving the Deaf community – Forward

| February 16, 2021

When he was just 30 days old, Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer suffered a botched radiation treatment for a skin ailment, leaving half his body discolored. Growing up he was often teased and treated differently. Eventually, Goldhamer found his career calling in the seminary, attending Hebrew Union College in 1967.His experience as an outsider led him to focus his thesis on disability and the rabbinate.

Comments on: Drinking on Purim (or not)? Read This First – Jewish Journal

| February 16, 2021

As someone who is Jewish, has family members in addiction recovery and now works for a treatment center for alcoholism and addiction, I wanted to learn more about Purim and the commandment to drink.

Parashat Mishpatim: The soul and the law – The Jerusalem Post

| February 12, 2021

After several years of teaching, I became a pulpit rabbi. Since I had really only seen my father in the pulpit, I decided to ask some notable rabbis how they ran their synagogues. I had a series of lunches and learned of the differences in the way a variety of rabbis thought about the institutions they lead

The Bigness of Little Things – Jewish Exponent

| February 12, 2021

By Rabbi Gregory MarxParshat Mishpatim My wife and I have not been able to travel, go out for dinner, see friends, even be with our own children and family members. I suspect that each of us have experienced the same painful isolation.

Parshat Mishpatim: Voices in the Gates – Jewish Week

| February 12, 2021

In the Talmud (Bava Batra 7b) theres a disagreement about whether or not a group can compel individuals within it to build certain kinds of structures. The mishna says that a group of people who share a courtyard can collectively compel the individual members to build a gatehouse and a door to the courtyard


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