Jewish Journal

The mourning after

by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

October 20, 2011 | 5:13 pm

Each culture has rituals and customs surrounding death, and Judaism is no exception. Jewish tradition and the Jewish community provide mourners with structure and direction during the... read full article

  • Libby E.

    by Seth Menachem

    October 11, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Out of all that Libby says to me when we meet, this seems the most unnecessary: “I have a strong personality. I’m not a wallflower. I’m not a shrinking violet.” She is very clearly none of these things.  She is confident, smart and an alpha female. Yet, she says, “I think...

  • Ruth Dayan: A return to Nahalal

    by Rhonda Spivak, Winnipeg Jewish Review

    October 7, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Ninety-five-year-old icon Ruth Dayan, who lives in Tel Aviv, visited Moshav Nahalal for its 90th anniversary celebrations at the beginning of this month. “As I approach a century… I feel I have lived many lives,” she says.

    Dayan, a social activist on behalf of underprivileged...

  • Margaret Liebenau

    by Jane Ulman

    October 5, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    With this column, and continuing biweekly, The Jewish Journal will be profiling some of our region’s Holocaust survivors, honoring them and revealing the challenges they still face.

    Margaret Liebenau celebrated her 18th birthday in Auschwitz. It was Sept. 20, 1944, and she spent...

  • Majority of Israelis support non-Orthodox marriages, survey finds


    October 4, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Some 62 percent of Jewish Israelis believe that civil and non-Orthodox marriages should be recognized in their country, according to a new survey.

    The Israel Religion and State Index 2011 conducted for the Hiddush-Freedom of Religion in Israel organization, also found that 61...

  • High-tech poop, gender-separate beach

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    October 3, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed.

    ID’ing dog poop goes high tech

    Petach Tikvah dog owners better watch where their dogs leave their poop—it may be used as evidence against them.

    A new law proposed by the City Council would allow city dog...

  • David B.

    by Seth Menachem

    September 27, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    David grew up in Miami — my mother was his elementary school teacher. Apparently he was always a nice kid. I’m not even sure he ever had a rebellious teenager phase. He’s a musician — and not only are his songs in the safe styling of Michael Buble, they’re also for...

  • Rachel C.

    by Seth Menachem

    September 20, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    A close friend e-mailed me that he thought Rachel would be good for My Single Peeps.  “I think you guys will hit it off well, as you have a lot in common — a dead dad, childhood ADD, you both write and act, and you’re ‘good people.’ ”

    Like me, Rachel moved from the...

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