Jewish Journal

David T. Levinson

  • Shabbat on Slopes Takes Wrong Turn

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    To me, skiing is almost a religious experience. When you're flying down the back bowls, sun on your face, cool air filling your lungs and a warm feeling filling your heart, it's like you can feel the hand of God.

    Last winter, my wife and I went skiing in Deer Valley, Utah.


  • If It’s Saturday,  It’s Another Bar Mitzvah

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Summer 2002

    It starts as a trickle.

    My oldest child, Becca, 12, is going into seventh grade. An invitation arrives from a boy at her new school. He doesn't know Becca, nor she him, but in a kind gesture he has invited her -- and everyone else in their class -- to his bar mitzvah.