Jewish Journal

  • On Shavuot, reopening the book

    by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

    May 21, 2015 | 12:28 pm

    On Shavuot, which this year falls on May 23, we celebrate the day that we received the Torah on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Think about that....

  • The Israeli-Americans: Who they are, what they want, where they’re headed, why they matter

    by Jared Sichel

    May 14, 2015 | 6:17 pm

    Last November, a group of ambitious Israeli-Americans captured the inside-the-Beltway limelight for a weekend with a large, flashy conference at the...

  • That the World May Not End

    by Hussein Aboubakr Mansour

    May 8, 2015 | 1:52 am

    Our world is in trouble. A big portion of the human population is following a culture whose mainstream is dominated by some very bad ideas. The Muslim...

  • Transgender Jews: Beyond the Rainbow

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 10:03 am

    Deborah attends services at Temple Aliyah nearly every week, but on a Friday night two years ago, she was nervous. Her daughter, Rebecca, then 18 and...

  • Joshua Gershick

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 9:59 am

    Some years ago, Zsa Zsa Gershick and her wife, Elissa Barrett, went to visit Barrett’s grandparents at their retirement community in Texas.

    “This is...

  • Couple Enjoys the Best of Both Worlds

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 9:55 am

    Mike Dennis was a married man for 40 years. He and his wife divorced in 2007, after he decided to stop hiding the fact that he was transgender. So, at...

  • Alan W.

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Alan W. is sitting at a table in Starbucks, looking uncomfortable. His shoulders hunch up a bit in his suit and open-collared shirt, and his trim goatee...

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