Posts Tagged ‘feminist’

Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” at the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.

RIP, Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s connections to Jewish songwriters and producers. Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Aug. 16, 2018, in Detroit at age 76 of pancreatic cancer. Jewish producers played a large role in Franklin’s career, according to a story…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Time, Memory, Marriage

Author Dani Shapiro discusses her latest memoir, a searing look at life, love — and marriage. The life of memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro is pretty much an open book. Exploring her responses to events both profound and mundane, Shapiro has written the best-selling memoirs Still Writing, Devotion and Slow Motion, and only last month…

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