For Times Such as These: A Radical's Guide to the Jewish Year

We are excited to sponsor this event with Ariana Katz and Jessica Rosenberg in conversation with Sandra Korn of Wayne State University Press about their new book, For Times Such as These: A Radical's Guide to the Jewish Year. We'll have books on hand!

About the book: This contemporary companion to the Jewish year cycle is not only a bellwether for radical Jews who want their lives and practice to be rooted in their political commitments but also an educational resource in Jewish tradition, holidays, and ritual. With a chapter for each month of the Hebrew calendar, For Times Such as These offers spiritual practices and holiday rituals rooted in movements for racial justice, decolonization, feminism, and queer and trans liberation. Each chapter opens with an invocation by liturgist and healer Dori Midnight and illuminated by artist Sol Weiss. Highlighting each month's spiritual and cultural qualities, Rabbi Ariana Katz and Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg summarize and provide commentary on Torah readings; examine the texts, histories, and contemporary customs of Jewish holidays; and offer questions to reflect on and engage spiritually with the month. This work provides a guide for creative action and ritual making throughout the seasons, an exploration of anti-Zionist Judaism, and spiritual-cultural invitation to embody and expand decolonial, anti-racist, queer, and feminist Jewish practice.

Event date: 
05/25/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
1805 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707