From 100 Percent Schmucks to Congrats! You’ve Got an All-Male Panel! the blogs and organizations that use humor — and male allies — to put more women, Jewish and otherwise, on panels and in corner offices.
Esther D. Kustanowitz
Esther D. Kustanowitz writes about pop culture, Jewish life, social media and creativity. She is working on a book about grief and mourning, tentatively titled “Nothing Helps (But This Might Help): A Guide to Loss and What Comes After.” She blogs at http://myurbankvetch.com and lives in Los Angeles.
During and after the kidnapping, social media was a coping mechanism to express solidarity or pain; personal, authentic and spontaneous, these posts form a distinctly contemporary kind of prayer.
When tragedy strikes, we often feel helpless. But the death of an 8 year old, son of two rabbis and bloggers, shows us the power and consolation of an online community.
If you want to enthuse your Jewish conference-goers, your gathering can't only feed off the glories of the past.
Need to write a sermon, article or Facebook post on the Pew report? Here's how to build your very own "Is It Good/Bad for the Jews" commentary.
We've gone from being People of the Book to People of Blogs, Facebook and Twitter. If Jewish leaders don't learn how to engage with this dynamic online world, they risk irrelevance.
When it comes to what is ‘proper’ or ‘helpful’ when consoling those who grieve, many of us are quite literally at a loss. Esther Kustanowitz makes five suggestions that might help.