December 18, 2018

Jewish Journal

Hilda Eisen, who with her late husband, Harry, ran led the Lodzer Organization of Southern California for 25 years, died on Nov. 22. She was 100.
PARSHA: VAYESHEV, GENESIS 37:14-17 “When he reached Shechem, a man came upon him wandering in the fields. The man asked him, ‘What are you looking for?’
Rabbi Schwarzberg As I mentioned in our last exchange, much of my work is predicated on the belief that a spirit of pluralism lies at the heart...
“Tradition,” by Forest Rain Marcia “Tradition dictates that Hanukkah candles be lit in a place that can be seen by the public. Outside of Israel,
The Miracle of the UN’s 1947 Decision While I enjoyed David Suissa’s editorial, I would correct one error: The date Nov. 29th is important enough...
Two generations of students at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) are mourning the passing on Nov. 24 of a challenging and beloved teacher,
PARSHA: VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:27-29 “Then he said, ‘Let me go, for dawn is breaking.’ But he answered, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’
I remember celebrating HanuKkah when growing up and being with my extended family of uncles, aunts and cousins. The highlights were lighting...
Rabbi’s History Lesson Misses the Mark Rabbi Donniel Hartman of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem comes to a living room in Bel Air to make...
It was a bit of heaven. Now it’s a chunk of hell.  In the wilderness where the Hebrews received the Law, Muslim extremists are now killing one another. 
A religious ceremony in the Kidane Mehret Church in Jerusalem, which is part of the Debre Genet monastery, the “Monastery of Paradise.” 
When I had the privilege of addressing the GA last year, I asked three questions: Why does Judaism matter? Why does Israel matter?
When the news broke in israel of the United Nations’ vote to partition Palestine, it was a Saturday night after sunset. I was 25 and a student at...
Please rise and open your Zionist hymnals. Let us sing praises to three of the most miraculous minutes in Jewish history.
Ellen Koontz, a Kansas contract schoolteacher, is asking a federal judge to re-affirm the anti-Jewish boycott campaign begun by Adolf Hitler on April 1,
Two weeks ago, we looked eastward and saw 60,000 Polish nationalists, with hatred in their hearts, marching against Jews & Muslims.
If an American holiday falls on the Jewish calendar, does it make a sound? That’s a question we American immigrants ask ourselves annually with...
PARSHA: VAYETZE, Genesis 28: 10-12 “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night,
Demographic Study Would Aid Stories on L.A. Jews As a former Angeleno and current doctoral candidate studying the American Jewish community,
“Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,” Richard Avedon This portrait (March 1963), led by a young Julian Bond in Atlanta,
Call it the November dilemma. Every autumn, as we sit down to Thanksgiving meals, a lot of us find ourselves silently pondering the same question:
PARSHA: TOLDOT, Genesis 25: 21-23 “Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord responded to his plea,
New Look, New Content I cannot adequately express how impressed I am with the new “Back and Forth” feature. Civil but serious,
“The Jewess,” Amedeo Modigliani “The Jewess” (oil on canvas, 1908) was the first painting Modigliani exhibited after he moved to Paris in 1906.
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