Ruth Abusch Magder

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder PhD. is the Rabbi-in-Residence at Be'chol Lashon and the editor of the blog Jewish&. A culinary historian and mother of 2, she lives and meditates in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter @rabbiruth


Articles by Ruth Abusch Magder

Patience: One of the Great Gifts of Motherhood

Being a mother changed one of my core character strengths.

Should A Woman Be Humble?

“He has told you, O man, what is good, And what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice ...

A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide

Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the ...

Large Multicultural Family Finds a Jewish Home In North Carolina

Though they did not start off life as Jews, Puah Millsaps and her multiracial family have never felt more welcome ...

How Can Jews Talk About Race?

How can Jews talk about race? How can Jews not talk about race? Race is part of all of our ...

A Spiritual Assist for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. So in the past I did not bother at all. This year, is ...

An American Hanukkah Story of Resistance

Hanukkah is a time for celebrating the power of light to dispel darkness, so this year I’m setting aside the ...

Antisemitism And Our New Political Reality

When I studied for my PhD in Jewish studies, I often had occasion to engage with antisemitism as a historical ...

7 Global Jews To Enrich Your Sukkot Celebration

At Sukkot the custom of Ushpizin, offers us a chance, to be as welcoming and as inclusive as we would ...

Just Saying No to The Container Store

I’ve learned my lesson. I’m just saying no to The Container Store. The Container Store is an amazing place. They ...