8 Adar & International Women's Day
OMG, they've come out with Reese's cookies! I'm in Heaven...if they're kosher...
(sorry - consumerist brain freeze)
This is my latest painting. It's a gift for a new baby named No'ach Daveed & the text is from the Sefardi shiron:
Copyright A. Barclay. Lightfast watercolour & ink on Arches 400lb rough acid-free watercolour paper.
R' Schachar told me about the plan to chant the Megilah outside of the Iranian Embassy in Montreal this Purim & inviting other Jewish groups to do that across the country! Why? 'Cause it's cool! & because the whole story of Esther happened in Iran. & besides, who knows? Maybe this could improve Jewish/Muslim or Canadian/Iranian relations, this reaching out & recognizing our common experience. Even today, Queen Esther - wife of Xerxes I a.k.a Achashverosh - is regarded as a heroine in Persian culture, even though she was a Jew.
So speaking of heroes, R' Ross Singer is coming for a visit this weekend! That's right, the rabbi who did the most for my career & the bulk of Jewish Legal research enabling me to step into sofrut knowing my work & that of future Jewish women would be supported by a minority Halakhic opinion will be back in Vancouver as scholar-in-residence for our Shabbaton. YAY!
I am going to be ALL over that shul come Friday...
For a sample of R' Ross' writings, check here & here.
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