Tag: Lilith

A Modern Esther

For Jackie Zarine Mostny, the Persian Jewish Queen lineage from the time of Esther continues to live on– and evolve.

Therapeutic Powers of Babka

Tasting the schnapps and coffee liqueur in the babka calls back the memory of going to shul on Saturday mornings before the pandemic. 

A Pain in the Ass

My job was to keep my father safe in the world without compromising his dignity. I can only imagine how difficult it was for him—the parent—to take orders from me—the child.

Wisdom of Sephardic Sages

Sephardic wisdom and tradition is largely left out in many Jewish institutions. Tamar Zaken is changing that.

Seder-Masochism: Beyond the Orange and Miriam’s Cup

By now these items are standard fare at a feminist seder – the once transgressive orange on the Seder Plate; Miriam’s cup of clear, life-giving water next to Elijah’s cup of blood red wine. But wait! Most of us have yet to dig beneath the God and Moses Exodus story, even with Aviva Cantor’s “Jewish… Read more »

An Expected Unexpected Death

Three poems from Lesléa Newman about the impact of her mother’s death on her father and herself.