Jewish Journal

Meredith Jacobs

  • Behind the Bimah

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In "Teaching Your Children About God," Rabbi David Wolpe suggests taking our children to a sanctuary when services are not being conducted to give them a sense of the sacred.

    I love this idea. I have been in my own sanctuary at odd hours, and even if I am there for "business...

  • In the Seats Around You

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I got a new outfit for yontif. The clothes add to the newness of this time of year, just like the first day of school. I sometimes wonder if the synagogues crank up the air conditioning on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so we have an excuse to wear our new fall clothes.

    The shul I grew...