The flu is widespread, across 49 US states right now. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that’s the first time that’s happened in their 13 years of tracking the flu. – IFLScience.com
We are in the midst of a remarkably nasty flu season right now. It has not reached pandemic levels, but we are still in the midst of flu season. This flu is killing not only infants and...Read More
This Valentine’s Day, we must talk about consent.
We have a cultural problem. It’s time to face the reality that we can’t talk about consent without talking about sex. The inability of society to talk openly and honestly about consensual sex makes it even more difficult to talk about nonconsensual sex and isolates us in our experiences.
Often, we aren’t comfortable having necessary conversations, even with our partners, because sex and desire are still so taboo. Consent is a continuous effort to have a positive, healthy intimate experience. Thinking about it shouldn’t...Read More
Jewish chocoholics, rejoice! We've rounded up our best, chocolatiest recipes, all with Jewishly inspired origins, for you to whip up in your own kitchen. Whether you bring them to the office to share or keep them all yourself, we know you'll love these seven chocolaty options.1. Israeli Birthday Cake
Every birthday deserves a great cake, and this iconic, cocoa-based, richly iced, cake known as ugat yomledet (birthday cake) fits the bill – for a birthday or any festive other celebration. The...Read More
At this year's Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD), more than 200 disability rights advocates and Jewish leaders came to Capitol Hill to push legislators to support crucial health care and education services for people with disabilities. The day's speakers highlighted the experiences and activism of the disability justice community across the country, particularly in light of recent attacks on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
I found JDAD to be an incredibly humbling and empowering day.
Ari Ne'eman, advisor to the American Civil...Read More
Jewish refugee and immigrant stories highlight chocolate as a migrant food in “Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate” currently on display at Temple Emanu-El’s Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica in New York City. Now in its 20th year, the mission of the Bernard Museum is to examine and engage with the intersections of Jewish history, culture, and identity.
The exhibit invites visitors to partake in this first-ever visual journey into the mysteries,...Read More