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In Which I Exploit My Blog for Work

Posted by: erika on: May 24, 2012

Remember last year this time when I’d just lost my job?  It was the pits.  It was probably the hardest period of my life and somehow I made it through.  B”H I work for an amazing Jewish environmental organization called Hazon.  Hazon lines up with so many of my values and beliefs in terms of […]

Walking through, around, and under R. Justin Stewart’s sculptural installation, “Distorting (a messiah project, 13C),” doesn’t immediately bring to mind the idea of the ‘messiah’—though, as Stewart’s website explains, the “intricate web of fleece, rope, and plastic is a three-dimensional representation of the concept of the messiah, as it existed in the 13th century.” Yet […]

Gefilteria Launch Party

Posted by: erika on: March 9, 2012

This was originally posted on Jewcy.com Last Pesach, I was invited to my first seder at the home of one of The Gefilteria’s founders, Liz Alpern, and once again I came face-to-face with gefilte fish. It looked different than the stuff in the jar, but I was still unsure of the piece of food on […]


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