I have tried to figure out why Rabbi Sharon Brous’ thoughts left me empty when I read them. As Rabbi Daniel Gordis has written, there is nothing objectionable in them.
When Rabbi Sharon Brous first read an essay by Rabbi Daniel Gordis, a colleague and former teacher, accusing her of betraying Israel, she was shocked and angry, she said. Nevertheless, her initial instinct was to refrain from feeding the publicity machine.
A living Judaism demands an exquisite balance between inside and outside, concern for our own and concern for the other, particularism and universalism.
It has been a devastating couple of days in Israel and Gaza.
Israel has begun inspecting emails of some Arab visitors and expelling those visitors who are deemed a threat to the country.
For months, polls showed Obama languishing at about 60 percent of the Jewish vote, a critical chunk short of the 75 percent or so Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) garnered in 2004. But exit polls from the Tuesday election showed Obama matching those results, garnering about 78 percent of the Jewish vote against 22 percent for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his Republican rival.
The grass-roots organization was formed when two Chicago-area rabbis came to the Democratic candidate's campaign wanting to help counter rumors that they feel have been spread about the senator
No more. The world has changed and so has dating. Today, when we date someone, it's no longer just the two of us. No. Now, it's always a threesome: you, him and that all-intrusive technology. It's what I call a "Menage a Tech."
Email excerpts from Janice Kamenir-Reznik and Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug of Jewish World Watch as they travel to Chad to assess the success of a program to provide refugees from Darfur with solar cookers.
Have you been having fun this summer?
The writers of the machzor were pretty comprehensive in listing the multitude of sins we commit as a community over the course of the year.
"I got hooked peering into the lives of strangers," said Jed Weintrob, a self-described Jewish "techno geek." "It was both calming and mind-blowing to log on and see Jenni on Jennicam.org who was also awake at 4:30 a.m., but in the end it was also kind of alienating.... You're watching this person do the most intimate things, yet you're never going to know them or touch them."
I'm a sucker for a slugger in a baseball hat. So I got caught looking at Alex, the hottie at my weekly Sunday softball game. He works for a nonprofit, volunteers at a local hospital and drinks at St. Nicks. And he has the greatest laugh.
There is no Editor of cyberspace, and that's too bad. The latest e-mail craze to spread like the Melissa virus through the cc: box of various e-mails is the report of a man named Joseph Farah.
By now it's a cliché: the Internet, a medium that gives anybody with a computer access to a worldwide audience, is changing the way we share information. And, because information is power, it also changes the way we do politics.