Carmel U. Chiswick is Research Professor of Economics at George Washington University. A founding member of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture and a former officer of the Association for the Social-Scientific Study of Jewry, she has written...
Tag: Jewish Faith
August 28, 2014 | 4:02 am
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm"Do Jewish people still practice sacrifices?"
This was among the questions asked recently by a group of Mormon missionaries, 50 students who came to Palos Verdes' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hear a lecture by Rabbi Isaac Jeret of Congregation Ner Tamid, located...
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe other day I was speaking to an engaging young Chasidic student who impressed me with his erudition in Jewish and secular studies.
I was engrossed in the conversation, gaining more and more respect for him, when he suddenly said, "Where I grew up, we lived in a tough...
March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm
December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pmIs it permissible for an Orthodox family to play host to a Jewish couple if they don't observe laws mandating sexual abstinence in the period surrounding menstruation?
That was among the questions posed to two leading rabbinic authorities in late November at the 85th national...
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmA review of Shalom Auslander's new memoir caught my eye -- was this author the curly-haired boy who had been my ninth-grade student at Yeshiva University High
Reading the review confirmed, first, that it was the same person, though now the curls had given way to a...
June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm
This weekend, as we join all Americans in proudly celebrating our independence, we also should be thinking of the 1 billion people in the world who live on $1 a day or less, most of whom lack clean water, electricity, food, education and medical care. It is our hope that in this...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Fernando Acosta has important dreams. He hopes to one day be a city attorney. For now he works a cash register at Castle Park, a city-owned miniature golf course in Sherman Oaks, while attending college.
At 20 years old and the eldest child in his family, Acosta helps his single...
March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm