Jewish Journal

Thankful for living in 2011

By Michelle K. Wolf

November 23, 2011 | 10:12 pm

As I sat down to think about what I’m most grateful for, I realized that as important as a loving family, good health and meaningful employment are, there’s something even more... read on

  • The Glad, the Bad, the Sad

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 18, 2011 | 1:05 am

    This past week for me has been filled with emotional highs and lows, not dissimilar to our next Torah portion, Chaye Sara (ironically named “Life of Sarah”), in which Sarah dies at age 127, Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, is dispatched to find a wife for Isaac and finds Rebecca,... read on

  • Disabled Veterans: Wounded Warriors

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 11, 2011 | 7:19 pm

    On this Veterans Day, we pause to honor all those who served in the armed forces of the United States, but it’s easy to forget the number of veterans who now have disabilities as a result of their time served, whether from enemy fire, “friendly fire” or as a result of a... read on

  • Getting Disabilities to be a Jewish Issue: From the General Assemly

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 7, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    For many of us working on the issue of Jews and Special Needs in North America, it all too often feels like we are talking to ourselves. We gather in corners at kiddush, meet each other in doctor’s waiting rooms, even joyfully send our kids off for another great Tikvah session at... read on

  • A Weighty Problem: Obesity and Children with Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 3, 2011 | 12:26 am

    When it comes to food, kids with special needs are a lot like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – they tend to either eat too much or too little, but very few of them eat “just right”. Get two parents of kids with special needs together, and it won’t be long before the gory... read on