Jewish Journal

  • The Dog Days of Deuteronomy

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    September 2, 2009 | 12:39 am

    Reading the book of D’varim (Deuteronomy) can be a tumultuous experience.  These last few Shabbat mornings have been roller coaster rides, as the sacred... More.

  • Don’t Let a Good Sin Go To Waste. - Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    September 1, 2009 | 11:31 am

    Sounds like strange advice. Let me explain.

    According to Rabbi Solovetichik there are two kinds of Teshuva (return). One type of Teshuva calls for a... More.

  • Who by water, and who by fire?

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    August 31, 2009 | 7:35 am

    We have been hearing the sounds of the shofar every morning since the month of Elul began. And within its wordless cry we already hear the echoes of the... More.

  • Tishuvah-Return

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    August 28, 2009 | 2:44 am

    We call the process of repentance tishuvah or “return”.  This is very telling.  The process we engage in during this Jewish month of Elul and through... More.

  • Misplaced Compassion

    By Rabba Sara Hurwitz

    August 27, 2009 | 10:04 am

    This past week I spoke and participated in a rally in vicinity of the UN.  The purpose of the rally was to protest the recent decision by Scottish justice... More.

  • Harvey Milk and Me

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    August 26, 2009 | 1:10 am

    Last Saturday night, I finally saw “Milk” on DVD. I had been wanting to see it when it was in theaters last year, both because of the critical acclaim... More.

  • Morethodoxy and Health Care

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    August 25, 2009 | 3:09 am

    There have been very few public statements from Orthodox groups regarding the Heath Care debate that is raging in this country.
    Agudath Yisrael of America... More.

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