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Jewish Journal

  • Why We are Going to Israel

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 22, 2012 | 1:46 am

    “It is not upon you to finish the work, but you are not free to ignore it.” (Mishna, Ethics, 2:21)

    On March 7, 1949, my parents were married in Israel, an idealistic young American couple intent on helping to “build up the land” as the lyrics to a then-popular song intoned. The... read on

  • Supporting Dads Who Have Children with Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 17, 2012 | 2:04 am

    Last week at the Father of the Year gala sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Francine Kaufman of Medtronic/Children’s Hospital shared an important research finding. When she and her colleagues looked back at the records of children with diabetes, a key indicator of... read on

  • Black Like Me and Reality TV

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    June 7, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    When I watched the first segment of the new TV reality show “Push Girls” last Monday night on the Sundance Channel, I was taken in by the sheer chutzpah of the four young, sexy women profiled in the show, all of whom are paralyzed and use wheelchairs to get around, breaking myths and... read on

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