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weaving together fringes of Jewish life“?

Do you wear a Kippah and/or Tzitzit?

On September 24, 1996 I asked my rabbinic colleagues… in particular, those who wear Kippot (and request/require the students in their congregations to wear Kippot when either studying or entering the synagogue), whether they wear Tzitzit as well, and if not, why.
My original question was not so much about […]

19th Century Jewish Cultural Hero

I collect (American) Judaic lapel buttons.
I have approximately 3000 unique items. Each one represents a different moment in the American Jewish experience.
Periodically I share them here.

My uncle was named after Mendele Mocher Sforim (the “Grandfather of Yiddish literature”). His older brother, my father was always called Nathan or Nate, though he was named Nechemia. I’ve […]

20th Century Jewish Cultural Hero

I collect (American) Judaic lapel buttons.
I have approximately 3000 unique items. Each one represents a different moment in the American Jewish experience.
Periodically I share them here.

As the “Che franchise” continues to grow, few other culture heroes (meant metaphorically) seem able to compete for public attention. Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s it was […]