In Cultural Disjunctions, Paul Mendes-Flohr examines the reality that Modern Jews mix their Judaism with a wide range of other identities, or as Wendy Doniger puts it, (quoted by Mendes Flohr on page 22), adopted “other people’s myths”. His essential question is how can Jews create a robust identity that is fully engaged in the Jewish experiment but not exclusively Jewish?
A little over twelve months ago, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Children’s Scholarship Ball. A little over twelve months ago we announced that we were embarking on a major renovation project to transform the J. Twelve months ago, we informed the community that the J would close due to a virus that would define the days, weeks and months ahead for all of us.
Purim starts tonight, have you made your triangle-shaped foods? Got your costumes ready? Planned out your mishloach manot (sending portions to one another) and mattanot la-evyonim (gifts to the poor)? Saved the Jewish people from Haman? No? Well, we're here to help!
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate Purim with the J.