The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
I recently marked Lag BaOmer with the Jewish community on the Tunisian Island of Djerba. There, I learned the narrative of the community that was established by a group of Cohenim who escaped the exile to Babylonia after the destruction of the First Temple. What connects this community to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, the Reform congregation in Manhattan, where I am a trustee?
Likewise, what connects the Lemba tribe in Zimbabwe, whose members have been performing circumcisions for centuries and who observe Shabbat, with a group of French Jewish motorcyclists, who organize trips to...Read More