Jewish Journal

  • 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...

  • Gender Variations in Jewish Law

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara, the Jewish oral law that developed from the second to the sixth century C.E., certainly knew nothing of the term...

  • He witnessed — and filmed — the horror of the Holocaust

    by Roberto Loiederman

    April 16, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    In early April 1945, Arthur Mainzer, barely 22, was a United States Army Air Forces cameraman assigned to documenting the war in Europe; he’d been...

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