Trees and Forests Are you a tree person or a forest person? Now I know you live in neither, but dwell in an apartment or (if you’re lucky) a house. But what I mean is, that some of us are naturally inclined to focus on the details (or, ‘trees’) of life, while others focus on Read more
Archives for January 2018
Observant Women Need to Have a Place in the Performing Arts Ninoska Ravid is Executive Producer and Chief Executive Officer of the Women in Theatre (WIT) organization. Recently, I caught up with Ninoska backstage at WIT’s latest sell-out show in Modiin, Fiddler on the Roof. Ninoska, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Read more
So what if we’re snooty?
It is a Tree of Life to those who hold to it…. The history of Am Yisrael, like the Torah we hold to, may be likened to the growth of a sturdy tree through its seasons.
And then I behold
The most beautiful sight,
In our community, trees were sparse – and precious.
“What! Are you saying I don’t get my share unless I visit that garden of hers twice a month?” demanded Mrs Owen. “That’s insane!”
“Big plants are horribly expensive. You do understand that, don’t you?”
Twenty years ago, my brother and I emigrated from the Soviet Union. He left for Israel, and I came to America. We haven’t seen each other ever since. Until now, of course, and even that was an accident
Esther Cameron takes a nuanced look at whether it’s a good – or bad – thing for women’s faces to be appearing in more places in the orthodox Jewish world.