Jewish Journal

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.

  • Why are people so mean on the Internet?

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 18, 2016 | 3:25 pm

    Why are people so mean on the Internet?

    A couple of obvious suspects are not causes. Political polarization is sad, but it's not the problem. Every... More.

  • Biblical writers were math nerds

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 15, 2016 | 8:00 am

    We normally look to the Bible for morals, religious inspiration, and history. But are you excited to learn that there’s some mathematics in there, too? ... More.

  • Eicha - The most difficult of questions

    by Chaplain Marita Anderson

    August 11, 2016 | 3:09 pm

    On Tisha B’Av, we read Lamentations, one of the most difficult books in the biblical canon.  I once read that the opening of the book of Lamentations,... More.

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