Jewish Journal

  • Including A Loved One with a Visual Impairment at Your Seder

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 9, 2014 | 12:14 am

    As we get ready to start cleaning our houses (ugh!) and eating up all the crackers in the very back of the pantry, there’s something else to think about—ordering a free large-print Haggadah for an elderly relative coming to your seder whose vision is fading, or a child or teen who... read on

  • The Joy in Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 27, 2014 | 10:18 pm

    I’m writing this blog post with the strains of “Hava Nagila” coming from the TV where my son Danny is about to watch his fourth viewing of the eponymous film, an uplifting, entertaining documentary about how the song orginated, it's international history, and why we all love to... read on

  • Cruising Away

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 20, 2014 | 12:00 am

    Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by taking a short cruise to Mexico. With my past history of seasickness, I have stayed far away from any vessel that wasn’t the submarine ride at Disneyland, but reconsidered after hearing from friends and... read on

  • Jewish Disability Awareness Month and The Bottom Line

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 3, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    All of the annoying flower and candy ads remind us that Valentine’s Day is “just around the corner”, but there’s another holiday of the heart this month. February is also Jewish Disability Awareness Month and there’s lots happening, locally in Los Angeles and across the nation. Now... read on

  • Holy Challenges

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 24, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Although we tend to associate angels with Christianity and Renaissance-era oil paintings, Judaism has plenty of ministering spirits in our own texts but our angelic cast of characters seems to ask more questions than deliver divine messages.

    “Wrestling with Angels” was the... read on

  • Police Training on Trial

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 16, 2014 | 9:56 am

    I can’t stop questioning the acquittal this week of the two former Fullerton police officers who in 2011 led a group of six policeman in the brutal beating of an unarmed homeless, schizophrenic man, Kelly Thomas, which caused his death a few days later. I grew up not far from where... read on

  • The Disability Inclusion Hero Awards

    By Guest Blogger, Rabbi Paul Kipnes, spiritual leader of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, CA

    January 7, 2014 | 11:13 pm

    As the new calendar year begins, we are entertained by those Year in Review lists and Person of the Year awards, both inside and outside of the Jewish communities. Time magazine aptly chose the Pope Francis as its Person of the Year for his calling for a church of healing. T'ruah,... read on

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