Jewish Journal

What A Graduation!

Rick Light

6 days ago

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[Editor’s Note: 18 students of the Gamliel Institute, the leadership training arm of Kavod v’Nichum, having successfully completed all courses and... More.

  • Expired and Inspired On the Road

    By Rabbi Joe Blair

    2 weeks ago

    Recently, for several weeks, I published this blog from ‘on the road’. The reason for the travel is related to the blog, and I thought it might be... More.

  • The Recipe for Cheese Pie

    Rena Boroditsky

    2 weeks ago

    Shavuot had me in the mood for a good cheese pie. Not a NY cheesecake, but an old fashioned cake my mom used to make with cake on top and bottom and a... More.

  • What is a Ritual?

    Isaac Pollak

    June 10, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    What makes a Ritual (what is called a Cultural Pattern by the American Anthropologist Dr. Clifford Geertz) is the ability to tell a particular type of... More.

  • The Miracle of the Oil for Ida

    Merle Gross

    June 3, 2015 | 3:55 am

    [Editor’s Note: Merle Gross has submitted two entries that appeared in Expired and Inspired previously. This story refers to one of those pieces, and the... More.

  • Do Paths Diverge? Is there a Fork in the Road? or Do Paths Run Together Again?

    Rena Boroditsky

    May 27, 2015 | 3:49 am

    Now in my early 50’s, I’ve lived longer than either of my parents did.  My dad died at 44 and my mom died at 48, just before my 20th birthday.

    Over... More.

  • Sometimes we bend the Rules

    Sandy Ottenberg and Michelle Repole

    May 20, 2015 | 3:26 am

    A couple of months ago we got called to do a Taharah on a pre-term twin. One twin lived, and is a beautiful baby girl. The other one died, and we... More.

  • The Giver of Death

    Dr. Ruth Chodrow

    May 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    [Editor’s Note: Some may find this entry controversial, or even distressing. I am not trying to decide this matter or indicate what to think or feel.... More.

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