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Off the Shelf: Books for the young at heart

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Books for tweens


“Max in the House of Spies”

My original plan for this review was to group books in order by age (teen first, then tween, followed by picture books), but I couldn’t wait to write about “Max in the House of Spies” by Adam Gidwitz (Dutton …

Jewish Online Resources 4/5/24

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. 

The Jewish Book Council will hold the virtual program “Actor Brett Gelman in Co…

Off the Shelf: Ecology, whistleblowers and two memoirs

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman 

A holy ecology

“The Song of Songs” is one of the most difficult biblical books to understand and interpret. Its poetry is so vague that readers not only debate who is speaking at any given time, but what those words actually mean. Over the centuries, the book…

On the Jewish food scene: Thinking the unthinkable

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

At least they tasted good, although most of the hamantashen did not retain their shape and flattened into a regular cookie. The cook (not me) said that next year, she would use a different recipe for the dough. People seemed to like them when I passed them out to th…

Jewish Online Resources 3/22/24

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. 

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action will hold the virtual “Spiritual Adapta…