Joey B’Shalom, working as the Punk Maggid, lives to help other Jews grab onto the awesomeness that is the Divine Holy Wow, aka G-d, through telling Jewish stories, wrestling with Torah, and reinterpreting Jewish ritual for the 21st century. She lives in Portland, OR, with her ridiculously amazing partner and their four spectacular teenagers.
Every month on PunkTorah, Punk Maggid will be posting one of her exciting, engaging tales.
This month’s story, entitled Sacred Stories, is described as follows:
The Men of the Great Assembly decided what would be part of our Torah and what wouldn’t. But when they were done deciding, something totally unexpected happened that rocked their world. “Sacred Stories” is about what happens when we try to limit Torah to what we think we already know. And it’s about adding our voices to the great Jewish conversation that spans the centuries.