Internships are common experiences for students in New York, but this one’s a bit unusual. For the first time, the New School will have a rabbinical intern; a position created to cater to The New School’s Jewish community and in response to the Jewish Student Union’s need for professional help for their monthly Shabbat dinners.
Articles By: Daniel Ellis-Ferris
On the first day of my class “Women and Gender in Islam,” a student sitting by the window raised his hand and, without waiting to be called on, interrupted the professor. “I’m here to find out whether or not Islam promotes murder,” he said.
The Second Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel Zachary Edinger has spent his life working with Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest synagogue in the United States. But he’s never laid eyes on one of the more peculiar remnants of the temple’s 357-year-old history: the congregation’s Second Cemetery. On a recent clear-skied afternoon, Edinger, now the temple’s sexton, entered the centuries-old graveyard, [...]