Jewish Journal

Do you want to believe?

by N.S. Palmer

November 21, 2016 | 1:15 pm

After a bitterly divisive election season, there’s one question on everyone’s mind:

“How can people possibly believe that?”

What “that” is depends on... More.

  • Ben Franklin’s Jewish values

    by N.S. Palmer

    November 7, 2016 | 3:25 pm

    American founder Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) wasn’t Jewish, but he might as well have been. He shared many of Judaism’s key moral values.

    One of our... More.

  • The UNESCO vote mystery

    by N.S. Palmer

    October 17, 2016 | 11:05 am

    There’s a mystery about UNESCO’s denial last week of Jewish connections to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

    It’s not that the resolution was... More.

  • How to say you’re sorry before Yom Kippur

    by Danny Lobell

    October 10, 2016 | 11:33 am

    Throughout the year, we all do things we’re not proud of. For example, maybe you let your dog urinate on your neighbor’s lawn a few too many times this... More.

  • Ways to make money for Yom Kippur pledges

    by Danny Lobell

    October 7, 2016 | 4:22 pm

    We’ve all been there. It’s late in the day on Yom Kippur, and we’ve been fasting for hours and hours. We’re lightheaded, and disoriented, and not quite... More.

  • Twin holidays of creation

    by N.S. Palmer

    October 7, 2016 | 2:12 pm

    Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. They seem quite different.

    But what if they’re not so... More.

  • Never give up hope

    by N.S. Palmer

    September 28, 2016 | 5:00 pm

    War. Terrorism. Riots. Crime. Unemployment. Political corruption. Intolerance.

    There are many reasons to give up hope.


    If you give up hope,... More.

  • Are we free to choose?

    by N.S. Palmer

    September 14, 2016 | 2:44 pm

    Do you have free will?

    That’s an easy question. Of course you do.

    Here’s a harder question: What is free will?

    That’s where most of us get into... More.

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