Jewish Journal

Ninel’s Samovar

By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

June 16, 2011 | 1:59 am

Photo by Kasia Psoda

I first met Ninel in 1991 when I was introduced to Ninel by her son Mati. Mati was a young, charismatic student leader at the forefront of the resurgence of Jewish life in post-Communist... read on

  • Why I Drink Beer On Shavuot

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 6, 2011 | 8:34 am

    Tonight Jews around the world celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, the Summer Solstice Harvest Festival and anniversary of the giving of the Torah. So why do I drink beer?

    While conducting some research on Shavuot a few years back, I came across an important footnote in the Netei... read on

  • Graduates, Your Mountain Is Waiting

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 2, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Mazal tov graduates! I have some sage advice that can make you rich. Broaden your horizons.

    Not to be a downer, but according to the statistics, the job market for you is as low as it can go. I’m really sorry. The chance for a job that actually requires that major of yours? It’s... read on

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