Jewish Journal

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

  • It’s time to invite newcomers into our ‘big Jewish tent’

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine you are trekking through town on a scorching summer day when you pass a man sitting at the entrance to his home, which happens to have all its doors open. The man and his wife, whom you have never met, invite you into their home, provide you with water to drink, food to eat,...
  • Challenge Your Child

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This was my bar mitzvah portion 51 years ago, and I still remember what the rabbi said to me about it on the pulpit. So for all you parents and rabbis who speak to young adults becoming bar or bat mitzvah, take note: your words just may be remembered.

    My rabbi, Rabbi Louis J....
  • Opinions Conflict on Ending Life Support

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Florida case of a woman on life support for 13 years has put issues of how we die and when and how doctors and others should intervene on the front page. Whatever the courts say about that case, however, will only apply to federal and Florida law.

    What would Jewish law say about...