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  • Matisyahu talks about the big shave [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 15, 2011 | 8:36 am

    The reggae pop star Matisyahu sent a Twitter message to his followers Tuesday morning announcing that he has shaved his beard.  The video below shows a smooth-cheeked Matisyahu, explaining to New York’s WYNC radio station why he decided to shave his beard.

  • Chanukah Gift Guide

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 am



    Jonathan Adler Dachshund Menorah   Calling all dog lovers! The Dachshund Menorah designed by Jonathan Adler is not your standard chanukiyah. Made in Peru, this fair-trade sculpted menorah is made of high-fired stoneware and features a white matte glaze. The Dachshund Menorah is...
  • Matisyahu’s ‘Miracle’ Chanukah song [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 28, 2010 | 8:46 pm

    A message from Matisyahu from matisyahuworld.com:

    There’s so many Christmas songs out there, I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of. We’ve got Adam Sandler’s song which is hilarious but I wanted to try to get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday—in a fun, celebratory song. My boy Kojak was in town so at the last minute we went into the studio in the spirit of miracles and underdogs and this is what we came up with. Happy Hannukah!!

    -Matisyahu

    Do you like the song?

  • The Omnivore’s Curse [Recipe & Photos Included]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2010 | 6:16 pm

    So I’ve read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s Omnivore Dilemma and In Defense of Food.  I read four new books about back-the-land intellectuals: Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Brad Kessler’s Goat Song, and Margaret Hathaway’s The...

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  • An enduring miracle

    December 25, 2008 | 5:31 pm

    This coming Shabbat, together with Jewish communities around the world, we will celebrate the joyous festival of Chanukah. Most of us are quite familiar with the story of Chanukah and the miracle that our tradition recalls.

    We learned as children that when the Maccabees rededicated...

  • The forgotten miracle: Nov. 29, 1947

    By Judea Pearl

    December 18, 2008 | 3:47 am

    I originally planned to write a column about the flood of condemnations that Muslim leaders issued following the massacre in Mumbai, and how disappointed I was not to find a single fatwa in those texts, nor a mention of any religious offense: no "sin," no "hell," nor "apostasy."

    I...

  • Rays of light

    By David Suissa

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A couple of events over the past week have given me a nice dose of optimism for the Jewish people. The first event was a Little League baseball game in a Jewish league called Blue Star, where my son Noah's team, the Rays, were playing a very talented team called the Jays.

    For a...

  • A grown-up children’s story

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Inner child therapy is a psychological method aimed at giving voice to part of the adult psyche that remains eternally childlike. It purports that a vulnerable innocence exists within our subconscious; when acknowledged, a more complete and mature life experience is attained.

    For example, were my inner child invited to describe Parshat Noach, she might say:
     

  • Spectator - Once Upon a Menorah

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A three-foot dancing dreidel and a visiting Holocaust survivor recall the ageless tales from a fresh perspective, when PBS station KCET airs "Chanukah Stories" on Dec. 24 and 25.

    The heroes of the animated film, "Moishe's Miracle," is 8-year-old Zackary Maccabee, known as Zak Mak to...

  • A Fishy Miracle

    By Kathleen Vallee Stein

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The fish was the ugliest I had ever seen. I actually recoiled as my son proudly pointed him out in the aquarium. He loves fish.

    Most boys want a dog or a cat. Fish, it seems, capture my son's imagination.

    "Fish," he told me, "don't bark or jump on guests."

    "You can't pet them or...

  • Almost Mother’s Day

    By J.D. Smith

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I've really done it now. A year ago I got engaged. I made good on that promise in late July, and we have been on a honeymoon ever since.

    Well, the honeymoon is over, folks. I'm here to tell you that I'm pregnant. Actually, I'm not much of anything, but my better half is pregnant. My...

  • The Miracle of Purim

    By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    People generally think that a miracle must be a supernatural event. In truth, however, a miracle need not be supernatural, and a supernatural event may not necessarily be a miracle. These two concepts sometimes overlap, but they are not identical.

    The events of Purim are clearly...

  • Bubbie’s Menorah Miracle

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Bubbie, my sweet grandmother, is a small woman, barely 5-feet tall. Her candelabra wasn't just a candleholder used for the Sabbath and Chanukah lights. It was a family symbol; a magnet that brought family and friends together. On Sabbath evenings Bubbie would don a special...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Where Credit Is Due

    The Israelites complain, again, that they don't have water (Numbers 19:1-21:34). God tells Moses to make water pour from a rock by talking to it. Moses, in his anger at the whining Israelites, yells at them: "You'll see how we [him and Aaron] will make water...

  • What Is the Holiday Miracle?

    By Jane Ulman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Nes Gadol Hayah Sham.

    We all agree that the letters on the sides of the dreidel stand for "A Great Miracle Happened There." (In Israel, of course, the letters stand for Nes Gadol Hayah Po -- "A Great Miracle Happened Here.")

    But -- and this is why there's a book titled "Two Jews,...

  • Preserving History

    By Bram Eisenthal

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Some five miles outside of Amsterdam, there is a site where a miracle took place during the Holocaust.

    Here, in this tiny town with quaint, pretty houses and narrow streets, the Nazis allowed Jewish history to survive. At a time when they were desecrating Jewish burial places all...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    A few summers ago, we went on a driving trip tothe Grand Canyon. I remember one particular day, as I stood near sometourists high up on the edge of the canyon, and looked down into adeep and beautiful gorge that seemed to stretch on forever. Amid allthe "Oohs" and "Aahs," I overheard...

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