Jewish Journal

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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • Tennis Anyone?

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    November 17, 2013 | 10:06 am

    This upcoming week will mark the third complete month my family and I have spent in Israel.  I love it here.  Sure, like any country, there is still a... More.

  • My Teacher

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    October 27, 2013 | 11:08 pm

    American Jews believe in education.  I know that seems like a generalization, but I can’t think of a single American Jewish person who would say that... More.

  • On the Same Night…

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    September 22, 2013 | 10:53 am

    The Jewish tradition calls the Holiday of Sukkot “Z’man Simchateinu” (the Time of Our Happiness).  Here in Israel, the atmosphere of Sukkot floods the... More.

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Nolan Lebovitz was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois.  Growing up, he belonged to North Suburban Synagogue Beth-El in Highland Park and attended Solomon Schechter Day...

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