Jewish Journal

  • How the Jewish Community can Forgive Delmon Young

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    May 7, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    The power of teshuva can turn this hurtful incident into a one that teaches compassion and love.

    Delmon should keep swinging the bat in a Tigers uniform because Judaism believes in the God of second chances. Judaism instructs us that we must give everyone the opportunity to make... read on

  • A Very Special Hatikvah

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    May 6, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Moran Samuel sat in her wheelchair on the dais after winning a gold medal in the rowing competition. She waited for the Hatikvah to start. And waited. And then a strange song started that sounded nothing like Hatikvah. She signaled that this was not the right song. What happened... read on