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Jewish Online Resources 1/26/24

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 Temple Emmanu-el Streicker Cultural Center will hold the hybrid program “An…

Opera from the 1930s becomes graphic novel

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

*Images are used with permission from Dark Horse/Berger and Superfan Promotions LLC.*

Art can flower under the strangest circumstances. Take, for example, “Der Kaiser von Atlantis” with music by Viktor Ullmann and a libretto by Peter Kien. The one-act opera was…

Off the Shelf: The “why” of the Bible

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

People ask a variety of questions about the biblical text. Some focus on the stories, offering commentaries meant to teach religious lessons. Others look at the book from a scholarly point of view. They want to know who wrote particular sections or how the scribes b…

A Jewish impressionist painter

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Something left me puzzled as I read the first chapters of “Camille Pissarro: The Audacity of Impressionism” by Anka Muhlstein (Other Press). The biography tells the story of Pissarro’s life in clear, easy-to-read prose and focuses on his relationship with his…

Jewish Online Resources 1/12/24

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 Theological Seminary will hold its spring 2024 learning series “Time…