September 23, 2019

Our Favorite Jewish Journal Covers of 5778

Editor’s note: This has been an incredibly busy year at the Jewish Journal, with no shortage of fascinating stories. We thought we’d look back and share some memorable print covers of the past year.

Journey in a Hut

The holiday of Sukkot as told through the eyes of a rabbi who blends his Sephardic traditions with those of his Ashkenazic wife. 

Breaking the Silence

We reported on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, how we got there and the birth of the #MeToo movement.

What’s the Big Idea?

To welcome the General Assembly, we asked innovators and community leaders to share their best idea for the Jewish future.

Thankful Heart

Our special Thanksgiving haggadah borrowed from the Passover seder ritual of asking questions to add meaning to a great American tradition. 

Can We Handle the Truth?

We reported on a new study from the Rand Corp. that analyzed the “diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life.”

Will Gun Craziness Ever End?

We gathered views from across the community in reaction to yet another mass shooting — this one in Parkland, Fla.

The Chametz Within Us

What clogs our spirit and prevents us from being our best selves? For Passover, we offered a seder to help us conquer the things that enslave us.

Finding Faith

A lover of Jerusalem took us on an unusual journey through the Old City, celebrating the Sabbath with Jews, Muslims and Christians.

On the Ground

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, the Journal went to Puerto Rico to look at the recovery efforts led by Jewish organizations. 

Considering Tikkun Olam

We offered opposing views of a controversial new book that challenges one of the sacred cows of American Judaism.

Forging Happiness

A Jewish take on a timeless subject — the pursuit of happiness — made the case that authentic happiness means living a life of truth.

A Feast of Two Worlds

We featured a blend of Ashkenazic and Sephardic influences into a soulfully designed Ashkephardic table for Rosh Hashanah.