Jewish Journal

  • Ark as Metaphor

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    February 13, 2014 | 10:45 am

    In synagogues the world over Jewish people are reading the Biblical book of Exodus, with its quintessential moment of Jewish history. The Children of Israel, several weeks after their exodus from Egypt, reach Mount Sinai and there receive the two tablets of stone on which is... read on

  • A Miracle: Looking Back After 13 Years

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    February 4, 2014 | 7:24 pm

    “It’s your miracle child!”  I hadn’t heard anyone refer to our youngest son that way for a decade or more. But several people did so this past Shabbat, as this youngest son of ours “leined” and shared  a Dvar Torah, in celebration of his Bar Mitzvah. Until these friends invoked the... read on