Jewish Journal

  • A Tale of Two Corporate Hanukkah Displays

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    December 26, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    The bank manager at Citibank ran over to me when I came by this week to show-off the company menorah. Each branch received a menorah. Well, they actually were sent two. What had happened? My friend the manager explained. The first one arrived with only one on-off switch to control... read on

  • Matisyahu’s Beard Goes Missing, Jewish World in a Panic

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    December 13, 2011 | 8:02 pm

    The Jewish world is in spasms over Matisyahu’s facial hair. Even before I awoke in Los Angeles, text messages were lining up like Chanukah cards from the East Coast, asking “Is it true?” As my witty blogging friend Esther Kustanowitz put it, this was “the beard heard round... read on