Jewish Journal

  • Opening a Door

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Just off Highway 101, about an hour south of San Francisco, stands a remarkable spiritual landmark. For years, as we drove up the coast, we would see signs and bumper stickers enticing us to visit the Winchester Mystery House. Finally, a year ago, we did.

    The story of this landmark...

  • Torah Truths

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Defending a rabbi in the 21 century for saying the Exodus story isn't factual is like defending him for saying the earth isn't flat. It's neither new nor shocking to most of us that the earth is round or that the Torah isn't a history book dictated to Moses by God on Mount Sinai....

  • Voices of the Community

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Justice has been served. Mr. Furrow has confessed to his crimes, the life sentence insures that he will never threaten anyone again, and a clear and unambiguous message has been sent that the commission of hate crimes will result in conviction and a severe penalty." -- David A....

  • Furrow Sentenced

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Buford O. Furrow Jr. was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison in an intensely emotional court hearing, during which relatives of a slain postal worker and of five persons wounded in a shooting spree at a Jewish center angrily confronted the self-avowed white supremacist.


  • Just Say No!

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Wendy Mogel, author of a bold and refreshing new Jewish parenting book, recently gave a lecture at the Skirball Cultural Center to the volunteer docents, most of them Jewish grandparents.

    By the time she finished her presentation on the hazards and remedies of expecting too much from...

  • The evergreen interfaith dilemma

    By Julie Wiener

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Mark Levin planned to attend a bris this holiday season just a few feet away from a Christmas tree. The Reform rabbi didn't know about the decorated evergreen until the baby's mother, who is Jewish and one of his congregants, called to make the arrangements and mentioned the...

  • Choosing to See the Forest

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Christmas season dilemma arises for so many Jews in our city that it sadly deserves attention and comment. When I was a boy, growing up in a parochial Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood, I certainly harbored no yearning for a Christmas tree at home. I was thrilled with my little...

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