Jewish Online Resources 6/14/24

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 the virtual class “Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition” …

Off the Shelf: Lessons from a witch

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Tikva Frymer-Kensky was an amazing biblical scholar, best known for her work “Reading the Women of the Bible: A New Interpretation of Their Stories,” which won a National Jewish Book Award. She was the director of Bible studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinica…

Off the Shelf: Family, work and life

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Sometimes knowing the plot details of a novel isn’t enough to give you a true understanding of the work. For example, if a reviewer says a book includes descriptions of marital difficulties, monetary problems, betrayal and writer’s block, you could be forgiven f…

On the Jewish food scene: Mourning the blintz

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

My mother and I used to make blintzes* for Shavuot when I was young. She manned the pan and I helped fill them. The first blintz shell never came out well: we usually used it to make a mini-blintz. Sometimes my mom would use two pans for the shells, which she carefu…

Foreman discusses Honor Flight and time in the Air Force


By Dennis Foreman

*Photo by Lewis PhotoConcepts. 

On April 27, I had the extreme privilege of participating with 38 other military veterans in an Honor Flight. Our local organization, Twin Tiers Honor Flight, is a non-profit, charitable organization created solely to honor America…