Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Cultural Historian Henry Sapoznik to Host 3 Federation Programs This Winter

Cultural historian Henry Sapoznik will present three Federation programs this winter: "The Lost World of African-American Cantors 1915-1953," "Yente Telebende: The Bad Girl of the Yiddish World," & "BANJEW: A Century of the Banjo in Klezmer Music" - see the story for more on Henry and links…

Tu Bi'Shevat / Sh'mita Year - On the Spiritual Benefits of Rest and Renewal

Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire shares how the biblical concept of "sh'mita" - resting the land from cultivation every seventh year - can show us a path toward renewal as we emerge from pandemic thinking

Guest Editorial: A Jewish Perspective on the MA Debate Over Ethnic Studies

Jeremy Burton, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, on the controversial proposed bill in the Massachusetts legislature that would establish a new, possibly biased, ethnic studies curriculum for Commonwealth students

"Walking the Labyrinth" - Pamela Wax’s First Collection of Poems

Rabbi Pamela Wax’s first volume of poetry confronts the grief of losing a loved one

The OMfG Podcast: Two Rabbis Grapple with Our Unprecedented Times

Coping (like all of us) with the pandemic, Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Jodie Gordon (she of Hevreh in Great Barrington) explore matters mundane to metaphysical on their monthly OMfG Podcast: Jewish Wisdom for Unprecedented Times