Jewish Journal

The Wall

by David Suissa

July 23, 2009 | 3:03 am

There are few places on earth that move Jews like the Western Wall in Jerusalem. After my visit this summer, I think I’ve... read full article

  • War and Peace

    by David Suissa

    July 8, 2009 | 6:26 pm

    For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by Jews and I felt fear. Not too much, mind you, but just enough to give me the chills.

    It was late...

  • Rembaum’s Unity

    by David Suissa

    July 2, 2009 | 4:22 am

    I was raised Orthodox, I’m a member of several Orthodox communities and I’ve hung out with Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews most of my adult life....

  • One in a Million

    by David Suissa

    June 17, 2009 | 4:44 pm

    There are certain stories that are difficult for me to write about. I sit there on the phone, and I have no clue what to ask. I meet the person, and I...

  • Dear President Obama

    by David Suissa

    June 3, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    Now that you have brought your can-do spirit and sense of optimism to that most intractable of conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, I thought...

  • The Torah of Potholes

    by David Suissa

    May 13, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    Scott Krieger wasn’t always an Orthodox Jew. Before getting “turned on” to Torah observance in the early 1980s — after attending a summer program...

  • Wolman of Valor

    by David Suissa

    May 6, 2009 | 8:52 pm

    Lesley Wolman was having trouble breathing.

    She was in a small room on a hot and muggy day in New York City in August 1993, singing and auditioning for...

  • The Missing Class

    by David Suissa

    April 23, 2009 | 3:29 am

    I have an idea that I think could really improve Jewish education. It’s so simple and obvious that I wasn’t going to write about it, since I figure...

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