Jewish Journal

What Hath Roth Wrote?

By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

May 27, 2014 | 6:34 pm

I'd like to imagine that the famous writer had the last laugh, but I suspect that he's far too much of a gentleman for that.

I am referring to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America... read on

  • Let’s Stop Coddling Our College Students!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    May 20, 2014 | 8:44 am

    This past weekend, my youngest son graduated from college. It was a true shehecyanu moment for our family, not least of all because it might mean that this was the last tuition check that I will ever have to sign.

    The commencement speaker was Jose Andres, a celebrity chef and... read on

  • Happy Birthday, Batman!

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    May 14, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    This past weekend, I happened to drive through my old hometown on Long Island. It passed by the house of the kid in my neighborhood who put a sheet around his shoulders, climbed onto his roof, and would have jumped off had his mother not intervened. 

    Like every other kid in... read on

  • A “Supreme” Case for Israel

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    May 6, 2014 | 7:22 am

    Am I the only one who noticed the ironic coincidence? This past week, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, ruled that it was permissible for that upstate New York town to have explicit religious prayer in its legislative sessions.

    It happened at the... read on