Jewish Journal

Rafael Guber

  • Did you know?  Little-known facts about Passover and Judaism to share at the seder table

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Have a Haggadah

    "And the daughters you shall let live" (Exodus 1:16).

    When the Egyptians decided to kill the Jewish male babies, women played an important role in God's plan for Jewish redemption. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the most popular haggadah in the United...

  • Selling Judaism: Let’s Make It Harder

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to marketing Judaism, especially to young adults, it is hard to imagine a program, innovation and --dare I say it -- gimmick that has not been tried. I would like to suggest one.

    Let's make Judaism harder.

    Really, I am serious.

    This has nothing to do with theology and...

  • Exploring Past Finds Power of Choices

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Hebrew language is not famous for its curse words. There is one, however, emach she'mo, meaning, "may his name be erased."

    In our tradition, it is a horrible curse to be erased from human memory. For example, Hitler, emach she'mo: Even as we remember him, we remember to forget...

  • Happy Minyan Hits a Sour Note

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I am sorry. Davening just isn't what it use to be.

    This past Shabbat, I wandered into a well-respected, modern Orthodox institution for Shabbat morning services. Because it was late, I wandered into a small room where the so called "happy minyan" was in progress. I was greeted...