Jewish Journal

  • Teshuvah for Tots Sets Right Tone

    by Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    The concept of repentance is hard enough for grown-ups to get, so how do educators make the central themes of the High Holidays real for children?


  • Making Mensches

    by Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara Gereboff counts among her proudest moments an argument between two of her middle school boys. When Gereboff asked the hallway adversaries what the...

  • It’s Not Too Late to Seek Forgiveness

    by Jane Ulman

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Who shall live and who shall die ... who shall perish by fire and who by water?" -- Unetaneh Tokef prayer

    The threat of being handed a harsh decree at...

  • Face It:  Judaism Is Not Hip

    by Gary Wexler

    September 29, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    This Rosh Hashanah I am praying to escape the tyranny of hip. Hip is infiltrating Jewish life like a migrating plume of acrid smoke meandering its way...

  • In the Seats Around You

    by Meredith Jacobs

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I got a new outfit for yontif. The clothes add to the newness of this time of year, just like the first day of school. I sometimes wonder if the...

  • Jewish Population on Rise in South Bay

    by Julie Brown

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Thirteen years ago I called my cousin in the San Fernando Valley and announced to her that I was moving to the South Bay.

    "Why would you do that?" she...

  • Cantor Carries on Tennis Tradition

    by Tom Tugend

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Steven Walfish's life is ruled by the three Ts: tallit, tefillin and tennis.To illustrate this point, when his son Sam was in first grade, he asked his...

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