Jewish Journal

Merry Jewish Christmas: From Chinese food to 1656

by Dr. Jeri Fink

December 18, 2015 | 1:09 pm

Nom Wah tea parlor. Photos by Jeri Fink

It’s my favorite holiday.

There’s no cleaning, cooking, shopping, or decorating. I can look at all the glitzy holiday lights and not worry about taking... More.

  • Peeguah: The word new Israeli immigrants know far too well

    by Eliana Rudee

    December 18, 2015 | 10:07 am

    Yesterday, I checked out of my Jerusalem ulpan, an intensive five-month Hebrew program. Originally from Seattle, I moved to Israel five months ago, with... More.

  • Is there a Chanukah bush in YOUR life?

    by Dr. Jeri Fink

    December 11, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    I’m surrounded by Christmas Wannabees – Hanukkah bushes, inflatable menorahs, and blue, silver, and gold wreaths for your front door. What’s happening?... More.

  • Jewish leaders speak up at San Bernardino vigil

    By Ryan Torok

    December 8, 2015 | 11:54 am

    Congregation Emanu El Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Cohn used the language of Chanukah to describe his hopes for the city of San Bernardino, which is reeling... More.

  • Movies Hollywood won’t make

    by Joshua Sharf

    December 2, 2015 | 9:52 am

    It has all the elements of a classic Hollywood international legal thriller.

    An American Jewish family goes to court seeking restitution for... More.

  • Support Jewish organizational life as part of Giving Tuesday

    By Ryan Torok

    December 1, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Nonprofit organizations everywhere are ramping up their fundraising efforts today as part of Giving Tuesday and those interested in supporting Jewish... More.

  • Top 6 Chanukah Gift Ideas for Your Friends & Relatives

    by Linda Schwartz

    December 1, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Chanukah is called the festival of lights because of the Jewish custom of lighting the menorah (nine-branched candelabrum) during the Jewish month of... More.

  • Terrorism on American soil

    by Walter Brasch

    November 30, 2015 | 9:46 am

    During this past week a three-year-old boy in Rock Hill, S.C., killed himself when he was playing with a loaded gun in his house.

    He wasn’t the only... More.

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