Jewish Journal

  • Special day for special needs

    by Tess Cutler

    2 weeks ago

    "Do you want to start or should I?” asked Shlomo Meyers, the more brazen of the two. His bashful wife, Danielle, gave him the go-ahead. 

    “Why is it always me?” he laughed, but continued without hesitation. “We met two years ago, at camp in Pennsylvania.”

    Typical to Orthodox...

  • Advice for after the vows

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    2 weeks ago

    Before most couples get married, they don’t know what to expect. They’re excited and scared, but ready to make one of their biggest life decisions: forming a union with the one they love. Local rabbis from all different backgrounds and denominations shared their best marital advice...

  • Inclusion and intermarriage

    by Rabbi Zach Shapiro

    2 weeks ago

    "Do you officiate at interfaith marriages?” 

    It’s a common question for many rabbis in our day, especially when the intermarriage rate is reported to be more than 50 percent (70 percent if you don’t count Orthodox Jews). My answer — like all things Jewish — is complicated, and my...

  • Milken Archive’s new wedding album

    By Rick Schultz

    2 weeks ago

    So you’re getting married and trying to decide what music to play on the big day. You could choose Pachelbel’s “Canon” for the processional and Bach’s “Air on the G String” for the recessional. And why not? Those pieces are perfectly functional. 

    For the reception, the Internet...

  • New York’s and Israel’s grape expectations

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    It’s not exactly a case of sour grapes. In fact, it’s too many cases of sweet grapes.

    New York Sen. Charles Schumer is pressing Israel to lower its tariff on grape juice so that New York State farmers, who are stuck with a bumper crop of grapes this year, can more effectively...

  • White House recognizes “Everybody Dance” arts program

    2 weeks ago

    The White House honored the L.A. based arts program "Everybody Dance" yesterday with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation's highest honor in that category. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to "Everybody Dance" founder Liza Bercovici, who...

  • Start-up Nation takes on disabilities

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Voiceitt, an Israeli start-up developing voice-translation technology for people with disabilities, was named recently the audience favorite at a Wall Street Journal-sponsored international technology conference.

    The company’s new app, called Talkitt, converts the utterances of...

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