I posted a bunch of versions of “Summertime” last week, and I’m returning to regularly scheduled programming this week. But first! 30 versions of “Summertime” for your downloading pleasure, including all the ones I featured this past week:
Reblogged mostly so I remember to listen to this when I get a chance.
Cool, you edit jewishboston.com! I checked that out before I went down for a Say Anything concert last year. Israel Bookshop was immense. My regret was, I missed a talk about the holidays that Anita Diamant was putting on the first day I was in town by, like, two hours or something. Would move there, but visas and whatnot... oh, I'm Canadian, I should've explained that.
Anyway, thanks for the follow.
Nice to meet you!
It’s not impossible — my housemate (the famous @TheWanderingJew) is Canadian and managed to get sponsored for a visa… by a Jewish organization, no less. (He’s the managing editor of InterfaithFamily.com.) But it’s not easy, either. :)
I know The Sound of Music belongs to the world, but my inner (who am I kidding? outer) theatre queen shrieks with delight when a publication that doesn’t cater to us (er, me) makes an elaborate musical theatre reference.
Andrea Myers’s memoir, The Choosing: A Rabbi’s Journey from Silent Nights to High Holy Days, reminds us that there’s more than one way to create an interfaith family. Although Myers’ wife is Jewish, her own conversion to Judaism created many of the same dilemmas in her relationship to her parents and extended family that many interfaith couples confront. Her parents, themselves a mixed marriage of Catholic and Lutheran, are supportive and even eager to embrace their daughter’s new faith — at times with hilarious results. You mean the Jewish new year isn’t celebrated with midnight noisemakers? It’s not appropriate for a woman to thank an Orthodox Judaica seller for a discount with a big bear hug?
May is National Jewish Heritage Month in the United States, and Jewish Women’s Archive is celebrating by encouraging friends and fans to tweet about their favorite women in their Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. I’m honored to be one of the first batch of “influential tweeters” enlisted to launch the project, and I’m excited to read about all the fascinating women being highlighted.
You can follow all the tweets under the hashtag #jwapedia.