Elsewhere: Surfboard Hebrew school, women rabbis on top, hipster ketubahs

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:35pm

Times tabled: Richard Block — a Reform rabbi, “lifelong Democrat, political liberal” and longtime New York Times reader — says that the Grey Lady’s “incessant denigration of Israel” spurred him to cancel his subscription. (Tablet)

Rabbi catches a wave: Hanniel Levenson, the 32-year-old rabbi of a congregation in Long Island’s tony Hamptons, engages youth by mixing Hebrew school and surfing lessons. (N.Y. Times)

Women rabbis on top: Are high-profile pulpit appointments at large Toronto and Manhattan congregations a sign that female rabbis in North America have cracked the “stained-glass ceiling”? (Times of Israel)

Squeezed in Istanbul: A 78-year-old, Jewish-owned lingerie business in Turkey fights competition and what its owners say is an anti-Semitism-fueled eviction notice. (Huffington Post)

Not your parents’ ketubah: Chicago artist Jason Pickleman’s Cool Ketubah company appeals to hipsters with its modern, graphically sophisticated take on the Jewish marriage contract.(DNAInfo)

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