We also include several pages that serve as a "metaphorical tisch" with Mimi Feigelson, Menachem Creditor, Karen Erlichman, Kerry Olitzky, Ronnie Serr, and Judith Kates teaching texts.
Please join us on March 25 at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST when Sh'ma hosts its first "virtual tisch." Go to our website (shma.com) and join David Ingber, Amichai Lau Lavie, Mimi Feigelson, Renna Khuner-Haber, and Karen Erlichman, among others for the live webcast. The website will provide easy instructions on how to participate, and how to send in questions and comments. Please learn along with us in real time right from your computers!
Sh'ma has always been committed to fostering real conversation beyond the pages you hold in your hand; we hope this virtual gathering is a significant step forward, with real implications for how technology can radically transform something as intimate and sensory as the Jewish table.
Have you been keeping up with all the great content on www.shma.com? If not, you do not want to miss what we have in store for March. Don't forget to check in every Monday and Thursday to read the latest post on our "S Blog." Highlights include:
- Amitai Adler looks at the traditionally Hasidic tisch in comparison to other non-Orthodox tischim.
- Rachel Kahn Troster talks about the tisch as a place of connection and the importance and transformative power of hachnasat orchim, or welcoming guests to one's table.
- Julie Pelc Adler describes her difficulties with the historically male-only tisch, and how she created a tisch for women—the kallah, or bride's, tisch— at her own wedding.