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.
Labor Day. In America, this holiday is more often associated with barbeques, sales, and the farewell to summer and white linen than with the contributions of workers. By design, it’s a less overtly political holiday than the workers’ holidays in Europe—the U.S. intentionally picked a day other than the International Workers’ Day of May 1st to avoid any whiff of radicalism.
Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive and costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, slammed into New Orleans on this day in 2005.
More than half a century after the August day in 1944 when Ruth Gruber coaxed reluctant refugees off the bus—told they would be taken to the showers, these concentration camp survivors refused to disembark—I stood on that very spot in upstate New York.
On August 22, 1893, a child was born who would make the world a decidedly wittier place.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Blog." (Viewed on July 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog>.