Jewish Journal

Liberated But Not Over

By Nolan Lebovitz

January 28, 2015 | 8:57 pm

This past week marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Death Camp in Poland.  Personally, this past week I have watched documentary programs on TV, features on the... read on

  • Roadmap Genesis - A New Beginning

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    December 29, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    I have spent much of the last two years writing, directing and producing a faith based documentary called “Roadmap Genesis.”  It is a film that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that... read on

  • My Thursday Nights with Rav Steinsaltz

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    September 13, 2014 | 9:46 pm

    As I sit here in the Jewish month of Elul anticipating the High Holidays and reflect on my past year, I tend to focus on one experience I will never forget.  While I lived in Jerusalem last year with my family, I received an email from one of my Rabbis – Rabbi Yossi Shanowitz of... read on

  • My Problem with Tisha B’Av

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    August 4, 2014 | 4:45 pm

    On Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew Month of Av), we mourn both destructions of the Holy Temple and a myriad of other atrocities that the Jewish People have suffered on this notorious day.  We fast and read the Book of Eicha, which describes the sacking of Jerusalem, “Her... read on

  • The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    May 17, 2014 | 10:27 am

    Go on an archaeological tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and the guide will undoubtedly explain to you how the stairs leading up to the Holy Temple was a spiritual experience. The act of climbing them forced one to humble oneself. I try to imagine the experience of climbing those... read on

  • Oh Jerusalem

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    April 20, 2014 | 7:55 am

    I haven’t blogged for a little while.  I think deep down the reason is because I have dreaded writing these next two blogs: a farewell to Jerusalem and a farewell to my year of study at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

    “If I forget you Jerusalem…” These words can be found... read on

  • All of Our Children

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    February 23, 2014 | 3:11 am

    It’s been twenty-five years since I attended Solomon Schechter Day School and climbed onto a bus with one of my parents for a field trip.  Six weeks ago, I boarded a bus as a Rabbinical Student with my Dad and we set out for the Gush. Rabbi Matt Berkowitz, the Director of the... read on

  • Love It, Live It

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    January 6, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    This week marks the halfway point in my family’s ten-month stay here in Israel.  And I’ve been asked several times what is the most memorable moment so far. So here it is…

    My wife Blair and I had the pleasure of having both of our parents’ visits overlap for one week.  On the... read on

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