Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder Ph.D., Be’chol Lashon’s Education Director and a Rabbi-in-Residence, has been involved in Jewish education and leadership for over 30 years. A graduate of Barnard College, she received her doctorate from Yale University and was ordained at Hebrew Union College. The recipient of many grants and fellowships for her work on Jewish food and women’s history, in 2006 she was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem. A CLAL Rabbi Without Borders fellow, she is a frequent writer and teacher and has taught and published throughout the world. She edits Be’chol Lashon’s Jewish& publication.

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Sukkot and Chinese Moon Festival

Sukkot and Chinese Moon Festival

09/20/2021
I am blessed in being both Asian and Jewish and being part of two traditions that focus on joy and bounty at this time of year.
Water and Oil: An Exploration of Identity

Water and Oil: An Exploration of Identity

07/28/2021
Jenni Rudolphs most recent release, Water & Oil, speaks to her identity as a mixed race Jew.
The Sixth Night of Hanukkah: Rosh Chodesh

The Sixth Night of Hanukkah: Rosh Chodesh

12/01/2020
Da Costa’s ‘Hanukkah Moon’ reminds us that the sixth night of Hanukkah is a particularly special night of the holiday.
Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

09/29/2020
WATCH: A pre-Yom Kippur conversation with the criminal defense attorney and victims’ rights advocate.
Indian Jews Encourage Global Participation in Unique Tu Bishvat Ritual

Indian Jews Encourage Global Participation in Unique Tu Bishvat Ritual

02/04/2020
“Malida” ceremony involves prayer and offerings of fruit and nuts.
Mumbai Synagogue Granted UNESCO Award

Mumbai Synagogue Granted UNESCO Award

12/12/2019
Historic Blue Synagogue Restored to Original Grandeur.
Sigd: A Unique Ethiopian Jewish Celebration

Sigd: A Unique Ethiopian Jewish Celebration

11/06/2019
Challenging ignorance by celebrating diversity at Sigdiyada.
Special Sukkah Guests, from Dona Gracia to Jaden Smith

Special Sukkah Guests, from Dona Gracia to Jaden Smith

10/07/2019
Jews of many backgrounds share the ushpizin they would invite this Sukkot.
Kitniyot: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Kitniyot: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

04/11/2019
Jews discuss the merits of globalizing Jewish Passover traditions and awareness.
Passover Charoset from Indonesia

Passover Charoset from Indonesia

04/04/2019
Global recipes star at Passover in Singapore.