Jewish Journal

Why a rabbi under the huppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes

by Leonard Saxe and Fern Chertok, JTA

November 10, 2016 | 3:27 pm

Intermarried couples whose weddings were officiated by Jewish clergy as the only officiant are more highly engaged in Jewish life than other intermarried couples, a new study has found. Photo by Ashley Novack

At a summit meeting held last month at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, several hundred communal... read full article

  • Cantor amplifies his legacy through Temple’s Arts Center

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

    November 10, 2016 | 3:04 pm

    Nathan Lam was just a child when he discovered his life’s calling: to be a cantor.

    “I was 8 years old, sitting in junior congregation with my mother,”...

  • 19th-Century Berlin Torah restored at B’nai David-Judea

    by Louis Keene

    November 3, 2016 | 4:24 pm

    V’zot haTorah — the scroll was hoisted into the air, pinky fingers stretched toward the split-column poetry of Parshat Ha’azinu, and one of the Los...

  • Be a person for others to lean on

    by Rabbi Nicole Guzik

    November 3, 2016 | 2:07 pm

    Admittedly, I am not what you would call a “sports enthusiast.” Although I loved playing basketball in high school, I rarely follow sports statistics...

  • Don’t fear the void

    by Rabbi Noah Farkas

    October 27, 2016 | 1:09 pm

    Ernest Hemingway’s greatest short story is called “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” The plot is devilishly simple, but like all great myths, the more...

  • Our Jewish Thanksgiving

    by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 21, 2016 | 10:38 am

    It was an experience I will never forget. It was Chol HaMo’ed Sukkot, the intermediate days when one can go to work. My father went to work, and my...

  • Yom Kippur 5777/2016 Drash by Rabbi Heather Miller

    by Rabbi Heather Miller

    October 19, 2016 | 3:11 pm

    Good Yuntif.

    Do you know this book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Children love this book.

    In it, a little caterpillar emerges from an egg...

  • On Sukkot, use King Solomon’s wisdom to endure the election season

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    October 18, 2016 | 10:57 am

    Building up to Sukkot, with its temporary, shaky sukkah, it’s easy to forget that the holiday comes with something more substantial: its own book,...

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