Jewish Journal

Penny Schwartz

  • Life Sciences generate booming Israeli industry

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's life-sciences field is growing so rapidly that even industry trackers are having a tough time keeping up with the number of startups.

    Of the approximately 750 Israeli companies in the field, nearly three-quarters were founded in the past 10 years, said Yael Rogel-Fuchs,...
  • Intense Me’ah Gets High Marks

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Jewish adult education program is bearing fruit, according to a recent survey.

    And now Me'ah -- an intensive, two-year Jewish adult-education program marking its 10th year -- is spreading from Boston across the country.

    The name of the program, which means 100 in Hebrew, refers...

  • Dybbuks and Heroes Liven Holiday Books

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Kibitzers, dreamers, medieval travelers and dybbuks are among the wide array of heroes, heroines and mystical villains in this season's crop of Jewish children's books, as publishers expand their offerings beyond holiday books and biblical retellings.

    The roster of publishers is...

  • How the West Was Frum

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Can you imagine an Orthodox bar mitzvah celebrated in the Arizona desert soon after the Civil War -- with a guest list that includes Apache warriors, gun-slinging outlaws and a minyan imported from Tombstone?

    Robert Avrech did.

    Avrech, 57, a Hollywood screenwriter, wrote his...