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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Jerusalem Day Holds Special Meaning for Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem Day Holds Special Meaning for Ethiopian Jews

05/16/2022
Unpacking the Complex Past and Present of Ethiopian Jews
Vered Babay Lavi’s Muffletta recipe

Vered Babay Lavi’s Muffletta recipe

04/19/2022
Recipe of special pancakes that are the hallmark of the post-Passover Mimouna celebration by Chef Shay Lavi.
The One Jewish Cookbook We all Need to Bring The Jewish World to Our Passover Kitchen

The One Jewish Cookbook We all Need to Bring The Jewish World to Our Passover Kitchen

04/07/2022
Each dish provides a chance to explore the Jewish world.
Desperation Moves Mothers to Part with Children Lessons from Then and Now

Desperation Moves Mothers to Part with Children Lessons from Then and Now

04/07/2022
Yosef Zavadia was only nine years old when his mother sent him across the Red Sea to Israel.
Growing Up To Embrace Chinese-Israeli Heritage

Growing Up To Embrace Chinese-Israeli Heritage

02/10/2022
Taili He-Brenners shares her vegan dumpling recipe with dippings sauces for the Lunar New Year.
Yemenite Tradition Meets Musical Soul

Yemenite Tradition Meets Musical Soul

12/07/2021
Soulful music and new beginnings
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.