Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Rabbi Reflection: Plans for Winter (Inner) Travel

In our Rabbi Reflection column, Rabbi Barbara Cohen of Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Great Barrington shares thoughts on how the difficult inner work to rediscover and reclaim parts of our exiled selves can be very restorative and well worth the effort

Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Berkshires Packs 25K Meals in One Morning

In September, the Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires partnered with Meals of Hope and enlisted community volunteers to help pack 25,000 meal packages that were distributed to food pantries by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

"Through the Hat" - The Art of Steve Marcus at The Yiddish Book Center

The edicts of our sages, the world of our fathers, and the iconography of underground art meld in the images, sculpture, and Judaica of Steve Marcus, now on view at the Yiddish Book Center

Interview: Alexis Schaitkin of Williamstown, Author of the Novel "Saint X"

The Williamstown-based novelist Alexis Schaitkin ("Saint X") on exploring the mysteries of motherhood, how trauma teaches, and Jewish historical memory

"A Conduit to the People's Voice" - Controversial Journalist Tuvia Tenenbom

Journalist Tuvia Tenenbom's project is to expose casual, cultural, political, and institutional manifestations of anti-Semitism - he spoke with the BJV about his tour through Great Britain and the challenging situation for its Jewish residents chronicled in his latest book, "The Taming of the Jew"