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Jewish Online Resources 1/14/22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Biblical Archaeology Society will hold a virtual Scholars Series. The four le…

Television Review: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Midge unleashed

By Bill Simons

It is 1954, the apex of the Jewish-American century. Yarmulkes sit atop the men’s heads at the post-wedding reception. A 22-year-old bride, Midge Maisel, formerly Miriam Weissman, seizes the microphone. Radiant, beautiful, deliriously happy – and fueled by three glasses o…

Off the Shelf: Moral quandaries

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

When looking for answers to contemporary ethical questions, people debate whether the wisdom of the past is still relevant. Can answers to questions about social media be found in the Torah? What can the Talmud teach us about end-of-life issues based on technologica…

Off the Shelf: Communities’ unwritten rules

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Every community has unwritten rules which people live by, even if they can’t necessarily articulate exactly what they are. However, it’s always clear when a line has been crossed and punishment or ostracism is required. Children learn these rules without specifi…

Jewish Online Resources 12/31/21

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

Ritualwell will hold several classes in January: “Modern-day Psalms” on Tuesd…