A story of life, aging and remembrance.
Combining a pole dancer, crumbling synagogue, feisty friends, 1930s porn videos, a local Jewish day school, religious awakening…and a ghost, If You Don’t Weaken centers on a young woman’s quest to observe a year-long ritual of mourning for her grandfather.
First time writer Elise Cole enters the scene with gusto, with this powerful piece on what the Jewish experience should be like in the 21st century.
I don’t believe in synagogues. You heard it right. This is not to denigrate or attack my fellow rabbinical colleagues, but not only do I not believe in synagogue, I believe that G-d Almighty also never intended for such an edifice to have been built. Before I get sacked (like Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s recent performance) please read on…
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When I said the bracha and wrapped myself in my Tallit I was no longer an observer. I was not on the outside looking at others but feeling the embrace of my own tallit. And each time I run my hands through the fringe and wrap the tzitzit around my finger, I am transported back to being 3-years-old in shul, sitting next to my dad.
Do you want the spoiler alert? Or the challenge of not knowing how your life will turn out? AISH MN Rabbi Da-vid Rosenthal weighs in.
AISH Rabbi Da-vid wonders at just what kind of “strangers” we are inviting into our homes, and into our children’s hearts.
A Jew goes duck hunting in Southwestern Minnesota. The only thing killed is his ego.