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Sunday, September 27, 2020

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The Sweetness of Yom Kippurs Past

Sharon Gomperts: My family is visiting the apartment building in Israel where my uncles and their families live. I awake in the middle of...

How I Spent My Summer ‘Vacation’

I placed the plastic watering can in the kitchen sink and turned on the faucet, when I heard the screams of our 4- and...

The Lobster Effect: Don’t Pull Each ‘Other’ Down

This is why, in my heart, I want to support every other “other,” because I know what it is to be one.

‘Got Challah’? Family Delivers Challah to Those in Need in San Fernando Valley

Making the most of quarantine, the Shorten family turned to challah-baking. They have dubbed their mitzvah project “Got Challah.” 

Los Angeles Needs Safe Spaces for Jewish Foster Children 

So many Jewish parents who face crises worry about losing their kids to the government foster care system, so they stay silent. We really wanted to help.

The Time Capsule

When we were kids, my siblings and I created a time capsule. We put in pictures of ourselves, favorite phrases and sayings of 1989,...

Painting With Spices

How would you like to add a little spice to your art? Just raid your pantry for spices and turn them into a base...

Thinking of How I Teach My Black, Jewish Daughters About This Moment in History

My family was the only Black family in our synagogue, and I didn’t have adult Jews of Color to look up to.

A Celebration of Fathers

As an oral historian, I hear a vast range of fascinating life stories and about the impact parents had on their children. Here are...

The Imprints We Leave Behind: Honoring the Father I Never Met

My father died on Feb. 11, 1962, and I was born nine months later.

The True Meaning of Greatness

My Dad died in suburban Chicago on Shabbat April 18. Neither my brothers nor I could be there due to COVID-19 restrictions. We were...

A Journey Toward Gratitude

On that Friday night all those weeks ago when all students received the email to leave Stanford University as soon as possible, I was unsettled...

Religious Observance Is An Asset, Regardless of The Faith

We now are in the midst of an unprecedented world health crisis, of which the length and depth of destruction still are unknown. It...

The Spring We Were Afraid of Everything 

There it sat, on the kitchen floor near the entrance to our home. From seemingly every corner of it an air of danger oozed....

Tonight, Let’s Also Tell Our Family Stories

One of the running themes in these pandemic times is that everything has changed — from how we approach life to what we talk...

What I Learned After Unlocking My Papa’s History

On Friday nights, I’d watch Papa Cohen stand at the head of the table in his finest suit, reciting the Kiddush in his Polish-accented...

This Family Makes Distance Social with Their Video Parodies

“I wanna play and hang out with my friends, but we gotta practice social distance,” the 12-year-old girl sings to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”...

I’m Not Cut Out for Family Quarantine

“How did you do it?” I asked my mother a few days after our kids’ schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Do what?” she responded. “How...

Pandemic: One Teen’s Perspective

These days, it feels like we are living in a science-fiction movie. If just a few months ago someone said the entire world basically...

We Teens Are Combating The Pandemic By Befriending Our Elders

As teenagers, it is hard to comprehend the irreparable mark this coronavirus will have on our generation. We are in the middle of a...

Reimagining Passover’s Four Questions to Talk to Children About Coronavirus

Nearly two weeks ago, Boston writer and strategic communications professional Jordan Namerow was driving her 4-year-old son, Lior, to school when he started asking...

Parenting in Pandemic

On a Tuesday morning, I woke up and went to Target. I was annoyed, my plans had changed, an appointment was cancelled and instead...

Living With a Positive COVID-19 Result

The good news: I have food, a roof over my head, a sweet (although needy) dog, two amazing kids and an incredible network of...

Adam Schiff Skewers Trump for Deeming Virus “A Public Relations Problem”

At the beginning of the week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that one of his former staffers had tested positive for the novel coronavirus...

Author Lifts the Veil on Her Family in ‘Concealed’

Although we are cautioned not to judge a book by its cover, more than one reader of Esther Amini’s memoir will fall in love,...

Don’t Let the Coronavirus Ruin Your Life

Because of the coronavirus, it will take 20 years for sumo wrestling and bobbing for apples to make a comeback. How bad is the...

Hadley Freeman Shares Mysteries of a Family History in ‘House of Glass’

The opening pages of “House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family” by Hadley Freeman (Simon & Schuster) set a...

Poem: Who Am I?

Who Am I? I remember, Growing up and hearing stories of the great Jewish prophets Moses, Noah, and Abraham Their tales of my ancestors and their journeys that...

Albare’s Love of Music, Family, Israel and Philanthropy

In music circles, he goes by one name: Albare. He’s a jazz guitarist and composer, and he’s speaking with the Journal about his latest...

Join me at Dive-in with PADI LIV+ at Beaches Turks and Caicos

What happens at a Dive-in with PADI LIV+ Event at Beaches Turks and Caicos? We went...

Latest news

AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
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