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  • The Jewish Journal announces iPhone/Android apps

    By JewishJournal

    January 26, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    The world of Jewish news is now available for both the iPhone and Android.

    These new smartphone apps build on the JewishJournal mobile platform launched late last year with the world’s first Jewish news app built specially for Apple’s iPad. Today, JewishJournal is the number one...

  • Commentary magazine donates archive to University of Texas

    September 21, 2011 | 11:21 am

    Commentary, the seminal neoconservative magazine, has donated its archives to the University of Texas at Austin.

    Founded in 1945, the New York-based magazine has played an outsized role in American intellectual life as a venue for essays on politics, culture and Jewish issues....

  • The sport of sleep deprivation

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 14, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    What the 2008 Olympics taught me: Sometimes it is OK to hit mute, fast forward is your friend and it is OK if you can’t watch everything.

    When you are staying up until midnight or later to watch Team USA dive, swim, tumble, spike and cycle, you need to be as flexible as the IOC...

  • New haggadahs bring fresh approaches to celebration

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On Passover, teachers become students and students take on the role of teachers; old and young teach each other.

    "The learning is thoroughly democratic, as befits the experience of freedom," Neil Gillman writes in "The Haggadah Is a Textbook," an essay in "My People's Passover...

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  • Women’s commentary offers alternative take on Torah

    By Amy Klein

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In 1992, Cantor Sarah J. Sager was struggling with the biblical story of the binding of Issac when, suddenly, she had an idea.

    "As I thought about the horrifying image of Abraham with his arm uplifted against his son, I suddenly thought about Sarah. For the very first time, it...

  • New commentary looks at Torah from woman’s point of view

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    How many people know that when the Torah describes Abraham mourning the death of Sarah, it's the only time in the entire text that a man mourns a woman? Or that Adam and Eve were equal partners in crime? Or that women most likely were instrumental in constructing the Temple?

    Too few....

  • Wiesel Adds Sinai to Shabbat ‘Collection’

    By Dara Lehon

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I miss Shabbat," Elie Wiesel told a packed audience at Sinai Temple in Westwood last Friday night.

    The renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke at Sinai's Friday Night Live, a monthly Shabbat service combining music with mingling and prayer geared to young professionals....

  • Q & A With Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz has written more than 60 books on Jewish spirituality, but he is most famous for his translation and commentary of the Babylonian Talmud, which made the complicated text accessible to millions of otherwise ignorant Jews.

    Recently, Steinsaltz turned his attention...

  • Keys to the ‘Kingdom’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The ideals that form the moral compass of Western civilization, the belief that every human being has value, the belief that no one is above the law, the belief that how each of us treats our fellow human beings matters -- these were all the gifts of the Jews."

    So declares Carl...

  • Five Elements of a Fairy-Tale Marriage

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "The Committed Marriage" by Esther Jungreis (Harper San Francisco, $23.95).



    At first glance, the title of Esther Jungreis' new book, "The Committed Marriage," seems a bit redundant. After all, isn't commitment the whole point of getting married?

    But what Jungreis explains is...

  • Turn a New Page

    By Ami Eden

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders of Conservative Judaism have argued from their pulpits for more than 50 years that the Torah is a divinely inspired document that evolved over centuries, rather than the product of a single encounter with God at Mount Sinai. Starting this month, their congregants will finally...

  • Commentary

    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Challenging the Rabbi's 'Version'

    By Baruch C. Cohen, Esq.

    Several weeks ago, The Jewish Journal published a Torah Portion on Parasha Behaalotecha, authored by Rabbi Steven Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and titled "Striking...

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