The Cholent

Emily Alhadeff
Seattle's only Jewish newsletter
Created 17 Nov 2020
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  • Can't We All Just Get Along?
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Internecine fighting is as old as the Jewish people. Seattle scientist and Sephardic community member Dr. Rene Levy believes it’s our mission to turn our swords into plowshares. To hear more, attend h...
  • North Seattle's New Moishe House Is Feeling the Love
    12 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 2
    Rachel Benezra Devine, Orr Toledano, Hilly Steinmetz, and Hadas Rosenberg at the new Seattle Moishe House kickoff event. Courtesy Moishe House Seattle Seattle isn’t exactly known for its religiously o...
  • TPB IS PUTTING IN A KOSHER RESTAURANT!
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    After Zylberschtein’s announced on November 1 that it would be opening a kosher branch out of Third Place Books in Seward Park, the internet almost broke. “Yes!!!yes!!!yes!!!” someone enthused on Face...
  • How to Be an Anti-Anti-Semite
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    “Jews have never fared well when the center has vanished.” And that disintegration of the political center is what Rabbi Olivier BenHaim sees and fears. The spiritual leader of Seattle’s Bet Alef Medi...
  • The Trouble with Ethnic Studies
    22 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 1 5
    When Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) asked the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle to participate in its Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) — devised in 2...
  • Forget AP Classes. What about AP Humans?
    15 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Around 2005, I was a madricha on a program that brought together Israeli and American teens. It was called “Teens for Tzedek,” and we spent two weeks stationed in Haifa and two weeks in Boston. The Am...
  • Some Thoughts on Space Jews
    13 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 3
    Last week, comedy legend Dave Chappelle dropped a new, and final, Netflix special, The Closer. If you haven’t been following his career of late, let’s just say people, particularly the LGBTQ+ communit...
  • Why People Love Dead Jews
    08 Oct 2021 • 12 min read
    Welcome back. I’m excited to be back after the crush of holidays last month. Although the holidays, which had the nerve to all fall on weekdays this year, are stressful to prepare for and balance amon...
  • Shoutout Time!
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 2
    Special Sukkot edition open shoutout thread! Share your mazels, happy birthdays, tributes, memorials, celebrations, favorite poems, Shabbat shaloms, chag sameachs, thanks, praise, hopes, dreams…
  • No One Is Good or Evil
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Judy Temes’s memoir is Girl Left Behind, about being left in her native Hungary for five years as a child while her parents sought to establish a new life in New York. Ronit Plank’s memoir is When She...
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