Archive for Category: "Jewish Life"

RB EYES @ PRIDE: What pronoun?

RB EYES @ PRIDE: What pronoun?

How many times have we heard it said that God is neither male nor female?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: You’re Jewish, right?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: You’re Jewish, right?

Many floors below the monumental fortress of the central branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, well-past the sardonic stares of the decorative lions that guard the building and the fidgety masses obstructing the main entrance, was the site of my first paid summer job (at $70.00 a week). Fourteen years old, […]

RB EYES Memorial Day: What if Tina Turner was wrong?

RB EYES Memorial Day: What if Tina Turner was wrong?

As an avid reader of People magazine I’m riveted by “Stars in Rehab” and “Hollywood Rap Sheet” but the section that wins second-most-frequently-clipped is “Heroes Among Us” (first is “Untimely Deaths,”  which I regularly clip and send to a high school friend who only subscribes to The New Yorker where the deaths of celebrities like Dana […]

RB EYES Shavuot: A Love Story

RB EYES Shavuot: A Love Story

NOTE: Rachel’s holiday post is a riff on the long-standing association between the holiday of Shavuot (which started Tuesday) and the revelation on Mt. Sinai where, according to the Biblical narrative, the Israelite people were given the 10 commandments from God via Moses. For hundreds of years, Jews all over the world (including San Francisco) […]