Jodi Eichler-Levine, professor at Lehigh University, writes in a piece for Religion Dispatches: "Last Saturday night, many American Jews ushered in the fall High Holy Days of teshuvah, or repentance, by attending special selichot services, praying and heeding the call of the shofar. The rest of us? We were home watching the new season of Transparent. This seems entirely appropriate, even if it does have its ironies. Repentance was actually the core theme of season two. This year, our fall present from Jill Soloway came wrapped up in delightfully maror-scented, Exodus-colored bow. Soloway doesn’t just give us a trans torah—she queers our Jewish ritual year, too, and delightfully so."
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (All day)