Jewish Journal

Interfaith Dating

By Helen Mintz Belitsky

December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

Heather Levy, l9, a merry, self-confident young woman from Silver Spring, Maryland, has dated primarily non-Jewish boys, and believes that religion should not get in the way of falling in... read full article
  • Torah Makes Dangerous Trek

    By Jeanine Mercer

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A group of female Jewish scholars recently danced joyously with a 200-year-old Iraqi tradition -- a Torah once held prisoner by Saddam Hussein.

    "Here ye! Here ye! Here comes the Sefer Torah!" the women of the Drisha Institute exclaimed at the arrival of the Torah, which had made a...

  • Balancing Acts

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Dealing with the holiday season is no easy task for a modern Jewish family. Tinsel, bright lights and department store Santas seem to leap out from every corner (certainly from every corner mall). Reinforcing the joy, and the values, of Chanukah can be a challenge to a committed...
  • Saturday, November 25

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Steven Greenberg usually kept quiet through the gay jokes. After all, he had been in the closet in the Orthodox community for 20 years, so he was used to smiling through the ridicule, through tirades about same-sex marriage.

    But not that day last year around the Shavuot table....

  • Moses: A Life

    By Helen Schary Motro

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Jonathan Kirsch's purpose in writing "Moses: A Life," was to offer the reader a mightily researched, comprehensive chronicle of midrashic, scholarly, secular, Christian and even some Muslim commentaries about Moses and the events immediately surrounding his life as told in the...
  • Disappearing Differences

    By Julie G Fax

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was the kind of moment where it suddenly hits you that the seemingly ordinary is masking the truly extraordinary.

    My study partners and I examined texts, batted around ideas about being Jewish and American -- and revealed some of the most personal aspects of our lives.

    I had never...

  • What Happened to Them?

    By Curt Schleier

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    This past summer I participated in a symposium on the coverage of Orthodoxy in the mainstream Jewish media at the American Jewish Press Association annual convention. I argued, inter alia, that the typical portrayal of Orthodoxy as something from the Dark Ages leaves American Jews...
  • ‘Marriage’ In California

    By Eric Roth

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Although Californians do not go to the polls for another four months, Proposition 22 has already taken an early lead in the race to become the hot button issue of Election 2000. At the center of the debate is the deceptively simple wording of the proposition, sponsored by Republican...

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