September 22, 2018

Jewish Journal

PARSHA: B'SHALACH, EXODUS 14:10-12 “As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites caught sight of the Egyptians advancing upon them.
Label a Person Racist When It’s Deserved We must agree to disagree about the premise of Shmuel Rosner’s questions...
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman speaks at the Women’s March in Los Angeles on Jan. 20. It’s estimated that more than...
In ancient Israel, Jews wouldn’t eat a tree’s fruit in the tree’s first three years so that the tree could grow strong.
PARSHA: BO, Exodus 10:1-2 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers,
Can anyone today really be happily married for more than 50 years? I don’t mean the way a Hollywood producer bragged about how easily...
A Meaning Lost in Translation In his Jan. 12 column “A Hunger for Memory,” David Suissa quotes Aomar Boum’s book “Memories of Absence"...
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) “Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” 1907. Oil, silver and gold on canvas. This portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, a wealthy...
Stand-up comedian Wendy Liebman has performed on late-night TV talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson, David Letterman,
PARSHA: Va’era, EXODUS 6:10-13 “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites depart from his land.’
Author Was Indeed a Mensch While your annual “Mensch List” issue (cover story, Jan. 5) highlighted people who embody the Jewish community’s future,
When I enrolled my first child in Jewish day school almost 20 years ago, I was enthralled with the prospect that he would be educated “Jewishly.”
FROM THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, MARCH 3, 1940: Text of the proclamation: “Because the above ornament which has been a symbol of...
The Modern Language Association (MLA), the largest academic discipline-based faculty organization in the US has been debating resolutions to boycott...
Inspired to Share Her Own Survivor Story I was quite moved by Jane Ulman’s story on Mina Wilner (“Mina Wilner: Saved by a ‘Remarkable Woman,’ ” Nov. 3). 
Benny wanted to say something then, to ask a question that he couldn’t quite bring to the forefront of his mind. But something about his friend’s eyes,
PARSHA: Vayigash, Genesis 45: 1-3 “Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, ‘Have everyone withdraw from me!’
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