Jewish Journal

Is the Pope Catholic?

By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

September 25, 2013 | 7:08 am

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept. 18. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

There has been near-universal joyous reaction to Pope Francis’s recent proclamation that the Roman Catholic Church needs to focus less on issues like homosexuality, abortion and... read on

  • Here She Comes, Miss America

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    September 18, 2013 | 6:08 am

    Just when you think that the United States is evolving into a kinder, gentler, post-racial nation (you do think that sometimes, don’t you?), something comes along and kind of knocks the air out of you.

    I am referring to the recent bigoted attacks on the new Miss America, Nina... read on

  • When Perry Como Recorded “Kol Nidre”

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    September 11, 2013 | 4:49 am

    This s the sixtieth anniversary of one of the most unusual, one of the most obscure, and one of the most significant moments in American cultural history.

    I am referring, of course, to Perry Como’s recording of "Kol Nidre."

    Nostalgia warning: I am about to mention records.... read on

  • Does The World Have Transient Global Amnesia?

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    September 2, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    Let’s just say that reasonable people (or, even, people in Congress) can disagree, reasonably, about the most appropriate way to deal with the situation in Syria. I’m OK with that.

    But here is what I am not OK with.

    There was an article in this past Sunday’s New York Times... read on