October 20, 2018

Jewish Journal

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...
Mazel Tov! If you are sitting here in a seat this morning, it means that made it, and YOU ARE STILL HERE!
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone prefaced a recipe request with: “It’s probably a secret, but is there any way you would give me your...
As a husband and father living in Las Vegas, I have been shaken to the core by the act of pure evil that transpired last week in our city.  
Three days after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the Jewish community there headed into Sukkot, and the words recited at evening prayers...
I’ve been a reader of the Jewish Journal since the days I started work at the Shoah Foundation about 15 years ago. I really appreciate this local paper...
On the road to the hard-knock Israeli town of Ramla, between the small town of Kfar Chabad and the smaller moshav of Beit Dagan, there’s a bar
When I first heard about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, my initial reflex was to see it through a Jewish lens: Oh no, I thought, not another Jewish scandal.
Marck Sarfati still shows up at the newsstand daily, but he fears his days of selling newspapers, magazines and cigarettes may be coming to an end.
First there was Saratoga and Swig, where our grandparents and parents and then our generation made memories.
For years, Jewish college students across the country have been harassed and intimidated. 
Monica Osborne delves into The Last Rabbi, a book that explores the complex nature of Rabbi Joseph Solveitchik.
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