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Off the Shelf: Dealing with life and romance

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Once upon a time, romance novels focused on bringing two people together in married bliss with the action usually stopping either just before or after the wedding. Few featured women who wanted something more from life than a husband or who faced problems or difficu…

Off the Shelf: Legal fictions and loopholes

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Whether to impose strict interpretations of biblical laws or create loopholes to ease Jewish life so the population would not discard those laws as too onerous: that summarizes one of the difficulties the ancient rabbis faced when discussing rabbinic law. The many l…

Jewish Online Resources 5/3/24

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. 

Qesher will hold the virtual talk “A Year of Music and Food in Jewish Italy” …

Jewish Online Resources 4/19/24

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 class “Presence and Absence: Images of the Divine in K…

TV Review: Choices & consequences: Good-bye, Mrs. Maisel, wherever you are

By Bill Simons

After 43 episodes, showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino’s groundbreaking dramedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime, 2017-23) has retired, sort of. It enjoys video immortality on streaming services and may yet inspire a movie, play, novel, clothing line, signature co…