Jewish Journal

The Town

By Chanel Dubofsky

March 28, 2011 | 9:00 pm

One weekend during high school, my mother, grandmother, a friend of mine, and I drove to Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is about 45 minutes from where I grew up, and yet until that... read on

  • Jew hatred on a Facebook page

    By Tera Greene

    March 24, 2011 | 12:51 am

    I was just about to go to bed.  I’ve been on a great 7 hours of sleep a night run with the help of a mentor.
    Another mentor has been coaching me with my finances.
    And a whole slue of mentors in my life, working together (though not all of them know each other - yet) are helping me... read on

  • Understanding the Duality of Jewish Criminals

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 21, 2011 | 10:46 pm

    On March 1,  I received a message from a dear friend, asking me if I would be interested in getting a part time job visiting Jewish inmates in jail and prison as a field rep and counselor.  Although I had plans to be a full-time student, I wanted to apply because it would be an... read on

  • Gender Bending Purim Celebration

    By Kalil Cohen

    March 15, 2011 | 10:55 pm

    Be the King, Be the Queen, Be Everything in-Between!

    Purim Shabbat Dinner
    “A Gender Bending Celebration”

    (Participants of any sexual orientation, gender identity and faith are always welcome!)

    Purim has a long history as a chance to explore “forbidden” persona, to embrace our... read on

  • Oy Gay Bloggers Unite To Create An Artist Initiative

    By Tera Greene

    March 10, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    Hey all!

    As many of you may know, there’s a contest going on to find - and fund - the Next Big Jewish Idea (http://www.thenextbigjewishidea.com) and fellow bloggers Kalil Cohen, Kadin Henningsen and myself have entered! There are so many great ideas, so we encourage you to view them... read on

  • Reuniting the Diaspora

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 5, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    For the past two months, I have been working with Craig Taubman, helping to put together the 6th annual “Let My People Sing” event, which this year, is called Ashkenafard.  The theme of the festival is “Reuniting the Diaspora” which we hope to do by bringing together Jews from all... read on

  • Tzedakah & The Arc of Justice

    By Naomi Goldberg

    March 2, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Do you donate to organizations about which you care?  In Judaism, giving tzedakah (charitable contributions) is not something you do because you it makes you feel good or because you want to. Instead, it is a duty. But, how many of us take this duty seriously?  It doesn’t have to... read on