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  • Torah portion: Bridging Judaism’s generation gap

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    February 26, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    How do we preserve tradition while simultaneously introducing new ideas? Can worldviews from the past coexist with those of the new generation? From Shabbat tables and Passover seders to public forums and debates, we find an ever-widening generation gap in the Jewish world on...

  • An Old-New Way of Looking at Judaism

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    June 17, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    After many years as a contributor to the Jewish Journal, I am pleased to join the Journal’s family of bloggers.

    The Jewish world is multi-faceted, complex and diverse. Our tradition celebrates the inclusion of multiple voices. Some call us “The People of the Book.” I prefer to...

  • Power of ten

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    January 30, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Sometime during the 13th century, in a private study in Barcelona, an anonymous author sat and composed “Sefer HaChinuch” (“The Book of Education”). This systematic study of the Torah’s 613 commandments was beautifully written as a gift from a father to his son. In his...

  • Celebrating Gilad: The most joyous Sukkot of our lives

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 19, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    When my wife Peni and I decided to take our kids to Israel for Sukkot, we knew that we would have a great time. We knew that Sukkot, referred to in our prayers as “Zman Simchateinu” (“Our time to rejoice”) would especially be celebratory in Israel. But we never could have...

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  • Alan shrugged, Bouskila wrote,  Suissa puffed

    October 23, 2008 | 2:31 am

    Alan Shrugged

    I just read Marty Kaplan's Alan Greenspan article ... truly amazing journalism ("Alan Shrugged," Oct. 13). I rarely read news columns with such insightful and poetic language ... especially financially related.

    Thank you -- it's nice to know there are some columnists...
  • Reaching for Torah

    By Julie G Fax

    November 12, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    Julia Celia Canhi Moreno remembers when 6-year-old Daniel would stand up at the Teva, the Ark, at Sephardic Temple, and reach for the Torah from his special foot bench.

    Back then, she called him "Daniel the Prince." Today, the 90-year-old great-grandmother addresses him as Rabbi...