Jewish Journal

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.

  • 5 easy ways to nurture yourself and feel fully nourished

    by Terri Crystal

    September 7, 2016 | 4:18 pm

    What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘nourish’?  Not surprisingly, for many people it conjures up images of food.  And, while that certainly is a... More.

  • Solve the right problem

    by N.S. Palmer

    September 6, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    Define the problem right, and you’re halfway to a solution.

    Define the problem wrong, and you’ll probably never solve it. You’ll waste all your time... More.

  • Are you ready for #GivingTuesday?

    by Debbie Laskey

    September 2, 2016 | 10:40 am

    Since 2012, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving has officially been known as #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to online philanthropy. What began as a... More.

  • The Weirdest Torah Theory You Never Heard

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 29, 2016 | 10:57 am

    It’s a weird theory about the Torah. You’ve never heard of it. And it’s really a thing.

    Of course, you’ve heard of other theories. The documentary... More.

  • Three Jewish ghettos that have made history

    by Roy Trachtenberg and Sharon Rosenthal Trachtenberg

    August 26, 2016 | 3:41 pm

    Recently we took a cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy. During this cruise we did excursions to three Jewish ghetto’s and learned many... More.

  • Are ultra-Orthodox Israelis trending towards modernism?

    by Eliana Rudee

    August 26, 2016 | 2:36 pm

    To the unknowing viewer, Israel’s Ultra Orthodox (Haredim) population is trending decidedly away from modernism. Walking past women in the streets of... More.

  • Organizing the Bible and Talmud

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 22, 2016 | 9:55 am

    Do you know what it says in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, verse 3?

    Unless you’re a rabbi or a savant, you probably don’t. Neither do I. But we... More.

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