There is a simple beauty to the holiday of Sukkot, perhaps because it is the chag (holiday) with the least meshugas (craziness). The Day of Atonement and the month of weighty reflection are behind us, the manic celebration of Simchas Torah lies ahead. Sukkot, often called The Festival of Ingathering, is unadorned, honest, at peace with itself.
And it reminds me of Lady Gaga.
Though I would not use the term “unadorned” to describe her inspired ensembles, she is unadorned when it comes to her character, honest when it comes to her spirit, at peace when it comes to her personhood. And she invites, nay demands, through her songs, performances, interviews, and her anti-bullying campaigns that others strive for the same.
Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations.
Welcome to week two of the Friday Social Media BliNtz— like a blitz but tastier.
This title is, admittedly, at least partially tongue in cheek.
Yesterday, as Yom Kippur approached, social justice organizers and progressive Jews gathered in downtown Boston to not only "remember" often underseen and undervalued laborers but also to stand in solidarity with the current labor struggles of our day. Here is Erica Concors', one committed organizer's, powerful speech.
Welcome to the Friday Social Media BliNtz-- it's like a media blitz, but tastier.
Here, on a virtual silver platter, are some current event noshes you might enjoy.
Enjoy this interview with the dynamic Etta King, JWA's Education Manager.
It is with great pleasure that I write to you from a very special seat, at a very significant desk, at the offices of the Jewish Women’s Archive where I worked as the Social Media Intern this summer. I said to my predecessor, Online Communications Specialist and “blogger-in-chief,” Leah Berkenwald, “There must have been applicants storming the doors for a chance at this position!” No, she said, there weren’t hundreds. But there should have been.
There’s a spot in the morning Shacharis service that reminds us that honey can’t be added to any offering.
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