Home > Archive > February/March 2010 Vol. 91 No. 4

February/March 2010 Vol. 91 No. 4

Books: Can an atheist find love—and God?
36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction sports a long, off-putting title and lots of difficult to read paragraphs about the latest academic fashions, but it is also Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's most ambitious, and impressive, novel since her 1983 fictional debut The Mind-Body Problem. more...


Brief Reviews: Sefardim Who Never Forget
A 23-foot-wide canvas map depicts the world as a cartographer might have drawn it in 1492, when Jews were expelled from Spain. more...


Commentary: Taking It Personally
Gloria Goldreich
Because of my longtime affiliation with Hadassah, both as a volunteer and a professional writer, I have always known that the organization is dedicated to pikuah nefesh, the saving of lives. more...


Cut & Post
Hadassah's founder, Henrietta Szold, is one of 18 distinguished Americans who will be featured in the National Museum of American Jewish History's Only in America®Gallery/ Hall of Fame. more...


Defining Moments
Wendy Elliman, Rachel Schwartz­berg, Zelda Shluker, Barbara Sofer and Alan M. Tigay
Hadassah can be measured in thousands (members), millions (lives touched), even billions (dollars raised and spent on its projects since 1912). Its success can also be expressed in the way it treats and educates people or builds its grassroots movement—one by one by one. Perhaps the best way to explain Hadassah is through its universe of stories. Following are events and tales that cannot be expressed in numbers. more...


Editor's Wrapup: A Century Note
Alan M. Tigay
On a long journey, it is not uncommon to stop just short of your destination to reflect on where you have come from and see your destination on the horizon. more...


Family Matters: Mars and Venus Together
Rachel Pomerance
Hadassah members understand that their organization is more than a cause. It is a belief system, a shared experience—and a lot of fun. more...


Generations: Still Nursing After All These Years
Passing on their knowledge to a new generation, two Hadassah nurses are changing the way Israel looks at the unsung heroes of the medical profession. more...


Guide to the Arts
Your source for currents exhibits, theater and film across the United States. more...


Last Look: Daughters of Hadassah
Odelia, Donna and Nomi Orbaum (from left) have grown up with—and to some extent in—Hadassah Magazine. more...


Letter from Everywhere: Medical Light Unto Nations
Rachel Schwartzberg
Dr. David Mankuta, head of labor and delivery at Hadassah–Hebrew University Hospital at Ein Kerem, spent his month-long vacation last year in the East Congo in response to a call for volunteers to care for rape victims, many of whom had been forced to become sex slaves. more...


Letter from Jerusalem: Hadassah Horizon
Barbara Sofer
What if Hadassah's founder, Henrietta Szold, came back to see us today? She would surely ask, "What's happened to Hadassah? What has it done?" more...


Letter from Ketura: Where the Local is Global
Yosef Israel Abramowitz
A family came to Kibbutz Ketura to reconnect and focus on personal goals. Their time there, however, was spent working on world-changing projects. more...


Letter from New York: Practical Revolutionaries
Rahel Musleah
We all know how Hadassah helped women and children in Israel,but what about its contributions to women—and Judaism—in America? more...


Letters to the Editor: A Righteous Gentile; Disordered
Letters to the Editor more...


Medicine: Hospitals in Hard Times
Wendy Elliman
Financial difficulties have hit medical centers worldwide. Hadassah has not been immune, but it is weathering the storm with smart decision-making and perseverance. more...


President's Column: Hadassah’s Plymouth Rock
Nancy Falchuk
Just as American political leaders often try to divine how the Founding Fathers would have viewed a modern issue, so do Hadassah presidents try to see today's projects and problems through the eyes of Henrietta Szold. more...


Season to Taste: Kitchen Zionism
Adeena Sussman
In a nondescript room in downtown New York sit 13 boxes that reveal a very tasty slice of American Jewish life. more...


The Arts: Photo Shop
Leah Finkelshteyn
Hadassah College Jerusalem's diverse student body—Jews and non-Jews, sabras and immigrants, Russians and Ethiopians—is not only a snapshot of the city in which the school resides, but also of the richness of modern Israel. more...


The Jewish Traveler: Jeremiah’s Neighbors
Barbara Goldstein
A Hadassah mission is not just about beautiful scenery, good food and great fun; at its core, it is about connecting with Israel and the marvelous works Hadassah has built there. more...

Books: Can an atheist find love—and God?

Brief Reviews: Sefardim Who Never Forget

Commentary: Taking It Personally

Cut & Post

Defining Moments

Editor's Wrapup: A Century Note

Family Matters: Mars and Venus Together

Generations: Still Nursing After All These Years

Guide to the Arts

Last Look: Daughters of Hadassah

Letter from Everywhere: Medical Light Unto Nations

Letter from Jerusalem: Hadassah Horizon

Letter from Ketura: Where the Local is Global

Letter from New York: Practical Revolutionaries

Letters to the Editor: A Righteous Gentile; Disordered

Medicine: Hospitals in Hard Times

President's Column: Hadassah’s Plymouth Rock

Season to Taste: Kitchen Zionism

The Arts: Photo Shop

The Jewish Traveler: Jeremiah’s Neighbors

 
  |  Features  |  Columns & Departments  |  Arts & Books  |  Archive  |  Jewish Traveler Archive  |  Subscribe  |   
  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |