Jewish Journal

Be Maladjusted!

By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

January 21, 2014 | 10:38 am

In some ways, the alte zeyde (grandfather, if you will) of this blog, or rather, the ongoing title of this blog, was none other than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Except I... read on

  • Bigotry Is Not Poetry

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 14, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    He died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Beth Israel is one of America's classic "Jewish" hospitals. To this day, among Jews of the Essex County diaspora, the designation "born at the Beth" carries with it a certain honor.

    Last week, Amiri Baraka, one of the... read on

  • The Tiger Mom Gets Us Wrong

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    January 7, 2014 | 7:55 am

    I was the product of strict parenting. My parents insisted on discipline, good grades in school, and a generally no-nonsense approach to childhood. They disapproved of anything that seemed to be a waste of time, including baseball cards, comic books, and rock music.

    Compared to... read on

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