Historical Ha’Am: “Why the Cover Up? The rhyme and reason for head coverings in the Jewish world” by Debbie Rothberg

This week’s Historical Ha’Am is another informational one. While we are all familiar with traditional head coverings such as the yarmulke, it is likely that not everyone knows the history behind them (I know I didn’t before reading this article!).…

The Bund: Hereness and Resistance

Doi’kayt– a Yiddish word signifying “hereness.” For decades, this was the central principle of the General Jewish Labor Bund, a multinational and decentralized labor organization of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews. Founded in 1897, the Bund and its various branches was…

Prodigious Babes of Jewish History: Nitzevet

An Introduction to the Series: Judaism has always been somewhat of a romantic religion to me. Perhaps it is because it never ceases to evoke within me an authentic array of emotions, ranging from awe to love to apprehension. Through…

Prodigious Babes of Jewish History: Imma Shalom

Exposition of remarkable, yet obscured, women of holy Jewish texts.