Jewish Journal

  • Conservative Jews Need Orthodoxy

    By Jeremy Fine

    December 4, 2014 | 8:33 am

    I have never considered myself Orthodox or even Conservadox. I have always felt a part of the wide spectrum of the Conservative Movement. However, I attended an Orthodox high school, which I loved and tag my Orthodox rabbis for triggering my passion for Jewish learning. I also take... read on

  • A Brighter Side to the Game

    By Jeremy Fine

    September 22, 2014 | 8:52 am

    A rabbi once gave me the advice, “Never talk about sports on the Bimah, people will know you are a sports fan, you don’t need to tell them.” It’s hard not to know I am a sports fan. All you have to do is walk into my office and you are surrounded by sports memorabilia (an ode to... read on

  • My Daughter’s Israel

    By Jeremy Fine

    July 24, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    Today my daughter turns two years old. She is a young and innocent child like all of our children. She loves when I pick her up and play superman. She gets excited when Kermit the Frog comes on the TV or iPad. And she eats her vegetables when she knows there is a cookie involved... read on

  • The Picture Frame Always Wins

    By Jeremy Fine

    April 2, 2014 | 4:09 pm

    There are moments on the pulpit that can be incredibly frustrating. There is truly no correct answer when a congregant says “why weren’t you there?” This is not just about moments of loss or illness, but rather social events or other daily programs. The best answer is an apology,... read on

  • Top Jewish MLB Stories for 2014

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 16, 2014 | 7:37 am

    This year's Top 10 Jewish stories to look for on the Diamond:

    10) Re-emergence of Aaron Poreda
    A few years ago we were talking about Poreda as next in line of solid Jewish MLBer starters. He emerged quickly with the White Sox and was a major piece of the Jake Peavy trade.... read on

  • AMERICA’S TOP SPORTS RABBIS (TheGreatRabbino.com)

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 16, 2014 | 7:29 am

    About a month ago we decided to launch our own version  of Top Rabbis. Now that Newsweek is not publishing a list, we hope that this article will fill the void. We got many applicants for the two categories; Rabbis who are/were actual athletes and Rabbis who are sports enthusiasts.... read on


    By Jeremy Fine

    January 23, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Over the last few years there have been lists after lists of TOP RABBIS. There was Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis in America, The Forward had a list of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis, and recently Jewrotica.com ran a list of Hottest Rabbis. We are getting into the action and looking for... read on

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