Judaica

Stitching Tradition: Southern & Jewish Fiber Art Judaica

I come from a family of talented women—women who are “makers,” who always seemed to have a needle in their ...

Gender Politics of the Prayer Shawl

I went shopping for a new tallit (prayer shawl) at two competing Boston Judaica shops last week. In both stores I ...

A Small-World Story from the Small Southern Town of El Dorado, Arkansas

Nestled in South Arkansas, El Dorado is a small town with a big history. Recently, this small town reminded us ...

Taking the TARDIS to God

For those not immersed in the British television phenomenon that is Doctor Who, TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative ...

Emerging from Hiding

There’s a reason you haven’t seen me online much this summer. I went underground to avoid the graphic images of ...

Jewish storytelling: not just at the kitchen table, but about the kitchen table

I was recently sharing my excitement about Bill Bryson’s latest book, At Home , during a Friday night sermon.  The ...