Boy Scouts Caved in to Bigotry

From Rabbi Kulwin, 7/22/2012

Reprinted from Star Ledger July 22, 2012

By Clifford Kulwin

The day I received my first Scout Handbook, I stayed up late. I read about the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. I read the Scout oath, the Scout motto and the Scout law, formulations I would soon memorize. I read about the camaraderie, and the principles and the commitment that went into being a scout. I was excited to join the historic organization and become a scout.

Women space: A seat on the bus, a place at the table

From Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, 7/13/ 2012

My time in Israel has been filled with rich learning, from ancient and modern texts as well as individuals. I've found it particularly sweet to deepen and build new friendships with many women colleagues here as I shared in this posting (reprinted below) for the Women's Rabbinic Network on July 13. 

I’m feeling many connections to women colleagues while studying at the Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Seminar this July in Israel.

So Much Halvah

From Rabbi Dantowitz, 7/2/2012

What an exciting trip to Machaneh Yehuda, the shuk or market last Friday morning.