Jewish Journal

Robert J. Avrech

  • Guide to Torah fleshes out flat characters in stories

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Between the Lines of the Bible: A Study From the New School of Orthodox Torah Commentary," by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom (Yashar Books)

    Besotted with Torah.

    That's the phrase that springs to mind when reading Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom's "Between the Lines of the Bible: A Study From...

  • Medieval Me

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What books must every Jew read? What books are critical to informing your understanding of your faith, your culture, your people? With this issue, The Jewish Journal introduces a new weekly column: My Jewish Library. We've asked rabbis, scholars and thinkers to each pick the one...

  • A Father, a Son, a Tzadik

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    They told us that we would move through various stages of grief, but they were wrong. There is only one stage. It is bottomless despair. They told us that as time passes, the pain eases. It is not true. The pain is a chronic sore that does not mend, will not go away.

    It is hard to...

  • ‘My Journey with the Devil’

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In 1988, Jane Yolen's young-adult novel, "The Devil's Arithmetic," was published to rave reviews and international acclaim. The story of the spoiled, secular Jewish teen-ager, Hannah Stern, who goes from New Rochelle back in time to a concentration camp, struck a vital chord in...