September 20, 2018

Jewish Journal

The recent German national elections that saw the nationalistic AfD  (Alternative for Germany) Party gain nearly 13 percent of the vote — placing...
Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity in 1915. But it would take the work of a soft-spoken Jewish physicist and Caltech professor...
Beginning in August 1933 and lasting until the end of World War II, Jewish attorney Leon L. Lewis used his connections with the American Legion and...
“Women at the Wall,” Iris Cohenian “Women at the Wall” is part of the book “Passage to Israel,” a journey through time, place, religion and culture.
Israel has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in developing deep technologies: cybersecurity, laser-operated sensors for self-driving cars...
“And Noah built an altar to the Lord, and he took of all the clean animals and of all the clean fowl and brought up burnt offerings on the altar.
David Nimmer remembers how the idea began. During a 2004 Torah class in B’nai David-Judea Congregation’s sukkah, a rabbinic intern explained that...
The more I travel, the more I realize that food influences move across borders with astounding efficiency. Take, for example, the Moroccan b’stilla...
The original force behind the news and opinion website Huffington Post (HuffPost) and the wellness startup Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington also is...
Each period of history has a title bestowed by historians, one meant to reveal some key characteristic of that age. Thus, the medieval period is...
There are moments when everything changes. In my lifetime, one of these was seeing the picture of our planet Earth from space.
On Oct. 16, Iraqi armed forces and Iran-supported Shia militias moved into the disputed town of Kirkuk, bringing the country close to civil war. 
Ever since I was a child, I have been terrified of rooms full of children — a strange trait for a Hebrew-school teacher. Yes, I adore kids one-on-one...
This year, I was especially looking forward to Yom Kippur. September had been exceptionally busy, and the downtime was a welcome change of pace.
My earliest Jewish memory was of our temple’s social action committee meeting at our home. I snuck downstairs and overheard the grown-ups talking...
"Prayer," Laura Ben-David "On a photo tour of a community of recent Bnei Menashe immigrants from India, I happened upon an elderly woman...
Condé Nast publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse Jr., who with his younger brother inherited a media empire from their father, died Oct. 1 in Manhattan.
“The Salome Ensemble,” by Alan Robert Ginsberg, looks at the lives of four Jewish female immigrants who changed history in the early 20th century.
The letter came from Hillside cemetery in June…the kind of letter that always gets my attention: “Buy now, price increases on July 1st.” I’ve been to...
One of the inspirational parts of our tradition for me is that as I move through life and as times change, different Biblical personalities resonate with me
It might seem crazy what I am about to say Sunshine she's here, you can take a break I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
Most everyone I know who gets in their regular exercise by running, as I do, has their marathon story. I mean, if you’re determined enough to destroy...
Or “Where are You, God? Where are You?” Six weeks ago, Congregation Or Ami partner, 49-year-old Jennifer Richmond, celebrated the successful completion...
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