Hey y’all—if you missed our Executive Director Dan Libenson and our Director of Religious Education R. Benay Lappe talking about Hacking Judaism on ELI on Air, you can watch it right here! Long but suuuuper worth your time, especially if you’re interested in the following:
understanding the Rabbis of the Mishna as super queer radicals
you want to know what the term “donkey stories” refers to
you think that non-Jews might play an important role in inventing the Jewish future
It’s no secret that we love to give away swag! We’ll be giving out these babies (4 FREE) at the Family Resource Fair this Sunday 9/21 and the Student Activities & Resources Fair on 10/3. Come and get yours while supplies last.
Hyde Park’s Seminary Co-op Bookstore is not merely a bookstore. It is a community. It is a small town. It is a church, a sacred place.
…so says renowned legal scholar/former UChicago professor/Co-Op member Cass Sunstein in what he calls a “love letter” to our store, which ran in the chicagotribune yesterday. Touched, honored, misty-eyed - we are all of these things and more.
As Jews, we heartily approve of this bookstore’s designation as a sacred space.
The wonderful graphic novelist and artist Alison Bechdel just won the MacArthur Genius Grant! If you’re not familiar with Bechdel’s work, be sure to check out this wistful, illustrated anecdote of an affair Bechdel once had with an Israeli expat.
It is intriguing that in spite of being raised with almost the same amounts of participation in Jewish institutions as their parents, as seen in Chart 8, most of the results show Jewish Millennials have the same priorities as their parents, except less so; in other words, those who are involved care about many of the same things as their parents, there are just fewer who care.
You can download the template, print it out, cut it and mail it to your friends and family. They will appreciate the card even more knowing that you made it yourself. I designed these cards to be easy and quick to cut so that even a beginner can do it.
These cards are for personal use only. Please don’t sell them or the templates. All standard non-commercial license rules apply. And if you link to them, please link directly to my download site—don’t share them yourself.
Unusual challah alert! Amy Kritzer has done it again with a recipe for Rosh Hashanah—pomegranates are traditionally eaten at Rosh Hashanah as a “new fruit” that heightens our awareness of being in a new year. And who doesn’t love beets in baked goods? More photos, plus the recipe, on her site.