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July 23, 2020
2:00-3:00 pm EDT
This presentation will describe the theology driving Ladin's current project, Shekhinah Speaks, a book-length series of poems in the voice of the Shekhinah, traditionally imagined as a female. She will present a radically different idea of the Shekhinah as a trans female archetype who identifies and is identified as female despite her lack of a female body but who is neither defined nor limited by binary gender. Ladin's poems combine contemporary American poetic techniques with those found in Biblical prophetic texts.
September 10, 2020
7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Join HBI Virtual Conversations for Real-Time Challah Baking with Beth Ricanati, MD, author of Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs.Challah-baking is enjoying a resurgence as an individual and communal practice. Join us as we prepare and bake challah together in real time, guided by Beth Ricanati, MD. Together, we will delve into a beloved, delectable Jewish ritual.
One of the three positive time-bound commandments for observant Jewish women, challah baking has become an empowering resource from the explicitly religious to secular Jews and everyone in between. As we measure and knead, we’ll discuss the many attributes of challah: the mitzvah commandment hafrashat challah, the history of challah and its variations around the world, and most importantly, its power to nurture and connect.