Jewish Journal

  • Do Try This at Home!

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    March 22, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Prayer is such a hard mitzva. We’ve gotten to the point where Shabbat is easy (can’t beat those Kosher Lamps!), kashrut is a breeze (anything short of pork is under hashgacha somewhere), and we’re even tackling lashon hara (thanks to the ubiquitous print presence of the Chofetz... read on

  • A Way To Faith – Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    March 21, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    This is the sermon I delivered this past Shabbat (Erev Purim) in my Shul in Houston. Although Purim has passed, I think that the message of the sermon is still reevennt and I hope that it can offer a way to faith for those who struggle with faith while facing difficult circumstances.... read on

  • The Pope’s Exoneration of the Jews

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    March 14, 2011 | 10:01 am

    I was deeply offended by the Pope’s recent book quote in which he freed the Jews from responsibility for the killing of Jesus (I know it’s just a restatement of Nostra Aetate but that was before I was born).  Here is why -consider the following scenario to which, to me, it felt... read on

  • The King Hearings: Opportunity for American Muslims to Take Responsibility

    By Rabbi Asher Lopatin

    March 10, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    Representative Peter King of New York is conducting hearings on “Muslim Radicalization in America”.  While I wish the name for these hearings would have been something like, “Muslims Americans Speak Out Against Extremism and for Moderate Islam”, I think these hearings are important... read on

  • When You Least Expect Him

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    March 1, 2011 | 11:25 am

    Last Saturday night, I had to catch a red-eye to the east coast, to attend a conference that was beginning on Sunday.  I had the pleasure of driving Ruthie to the airport as well, who was heading for the same flight and the same conference. We parked, took the shuttle van to the... read on