Jewish Journal

Sacred spaces

By Jonah Lowenfeld

August 19, 2011 | 2:36 pm

Inside of Temple Adat Elohim

Ever catch yourself on Rosh Hashanah flipping through the remaining pages of the prayer book, mentally calculating how much longer you’ll be there? How about counting the number of tiles... read full article

  • A honeyed new year

    By Judy Zeidler

    August 19, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a holiday full of hope and optimism as well as apples, honey and round challahs.

    Many of the traditional dishes that are served feature honey and apples to assure “a sweet new year.” It is said the custom of eating apples, a fruit whose...

  • Turning over a new loaf

    by Darcy Vebber

    August 19, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    It seems right that some of the first challahs to be sold in Stone Ground Baking Company’s beautiful new store will be the round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. It is the start of something new alongside the continuation of something very old, even ancient.   ...

  • High Hosting by Adler

    by TRIBE Staff

    August 19, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    Renowned Jewish American designer Jonathan Adler has all the right elements for a “happy chic” High Holy Days table. Mix and match bold colors, funky graphics, white glazed accents and a splash of metallic shine for a dinner setting that radiates sweet vibes for a sweet new year....

  • Events Calendar: September 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    August 19, 2011 | 12:25 pm


    Based on a true story, this heartwarming (and tear-jerking) play follows six women who gather at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., to gossip, tease, laugh, fight, cajole and comfort each other through life’s joys and challenges....

  • Cast away!

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    August 19, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    Recipe for forgiveness: One slice of bread, one body of water. Break bread into small pieces. Add bread to water and watch the year’s sins float away.

    Sure, that’s a huge oversimplification of the tashlich concept, but it does help explain why Jews all over the world throw...

  • J Keith

    by Seth Menachem

    August 17, 2011 | 10:53 am

    When I first met J Keith, I found his personality really grating. A friend brought him to a softball game my wife and I used to organize every Sunday. He was competitive and started to take over the game. I’m not competitive.  I’m not a huge fan of sports. But I loved our low-key...

  • Weills donating $10 million to Haifa’s Ramban hospital


    August 10, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Joan and Sanford Weill of New York have committed $10 million to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center to expand the children’s cancer ward and facilitate its treatment of Palestinian children.

    The funds, including a contribution from the Weill Family Foundation, will merge Rambam’s...

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