Dark Times, Bright Lights
Ep. 389: Reporting from the March for Israel in Washington, D.C.; Etgar Keret’s writer’s block; LeElle Slifer on advocating for her kidnapped Israeli cousins; and Tablet’s Hanukkah Bazaar
Dark times call for bright lights, and we’re excited to announce Tablet’s Hanukkah Bazaar, taking place Sunday, Dec. 3, in New York City, featuring 40-plus amazing vendors. Find out more at hanukkahbazaar.com.
Today we head Across the Jew.S.A to Washington D.C., for a special dispatch from this week’s March for Israel.
We also talk with Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Known for his short story collections, he’s pivoted in the weeks since the Oct. 7 attacks and is channeling his energy and talents toward helping his fellow Israelis who are looking for hope, and a bit of entertainment.
And finally, Stephanie catches up with her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority sister LeElle Slifer, who has several relatives who were abducted or murdered by Hamas on Oct. 7. LeElle tells us why it’s been so important to share her family’s story widely here in the U.S.
Join our Beautifully Jewish Craft-Along! We’re meeting virtually to craft in support of children being treated in Israel’s hospitals and the brave men and women of the Israeli Defense Forces. Find out more at tabletmag.com/craftalong.
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Visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Dec. 9 for Shabbat at Jewseum to celebrate Hanukkah with a day of art, stories, and community. Book tickets at thecjm.org.
Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust to see their new exhibit Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark. Plan your visit at www.mjhnyc.org.
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