Jewish Journal

Miracles, Big and Small

By Michelle K. Wolf

December 21, 2011 | 12:53 am

The four letters on our non-Israeli dreidels spell out it clearly: A Great Miracle Happened There.

Depending on your interpretation, the miracle is about the unexpected come-from-behind... read on

  • Warrior Parents Indeed

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 15, 2011 | 11:37 pm

    If you have ever been deeply involved in an issue or event that gets intensive media coverage, it is easy to find mistakes in what is ultimately reported in the press.  As a journalism major in college, we were warned that no matter how many people we interviewed, no matter how much... read on

  • After The Angel

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 8, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    As Jews, we are told to take the Torah and “turn it and turn it again.” This can result in the proverbial, “2 Jews and 3 arguments” experience, but can also provide a whole new perspective on an old text.

    For example, I recently learned that Jewish tradition teaches us that Jacob,... read on

  • Retail Therapy

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 2, 2011 | 12:37 am

    I think that shopping must be an inherited gene on the maternal side, as my Mom was often known to say, “The prices were so low, I just couldn’t resist.” My husband can spend hours in an outlet mall in the men’s stores and my daughter also enjoys snagging a good bargain on... read on

  • 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 important to me as a mother of a teen with disabilities —living in the United States in 2011.

    In... 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

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