Whose Kotel is it Anyway?

JTA and Haaretz are reporting that as of last Thursday, Israeli citizenship ceremonies for new immigrants will no longer be held at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem. This is in keeping with a demand from the rabbi of the Wall that mixed-gender ceremonies may not be held in the vicinity of the site. TheContinue reading “Whose Kotel is it Anyway?”

Wiki-Judaism (as opposed to Wookie-Judaism)

This week I got a text from someone:   <<What is the difference between the Torah and the Talmud?>> I wrote back:  <<More than you can explain in a 2-line text…>> In some ways, texting may be the antithesis of Talmud – since the idea behind texting is to get your point across as succinctly asContinue reading “Wiki-Judaism (as opposed to Wookie-Judaism)”