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  • Skip college — embrace Judaism and learn a trade

    October 30, 2015 | 9:51 am

    The conventional profile of American Jews is that they tend to be highly educated and work in professions like medicine, finance, law and the academy.

    Jews, of course, “value education,” as the trope about the “People of the Book” goes. And American Jews, since they started...

  • Mom: Resist

    By Wendy Mogel

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When stuck with a rebellious child, gluttonous and thieving, the Torah has a tidy solution: Kill him. Or her.

    For those of you excited by this opportunity to practice a new mitzvah, be mindful that the Talmud (Sanhedrin 71a) adds, "The case of the wayward and rebellious child never...

  • Enrichment Briefs

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Art and Yoga for Youngsters

    The University of Judaism is hosting ArtYoga for youngsters this summer, a two-week program in July that combines art and physical discipline in way that helps kids learn self-awareness, self-control, empathy and empathy skills. Camp will culminate in an...

  • Blessed With Talents

    By Abby Gilad

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Everybody's good at something. The trick is to discover what it is. In Parshat Vayechi, Jacob blesses each of his 12 sons. They each receive a blessing that is appropriate to their skills. Judah is blessed with leadership, for from him will be born kings. Benjamin is told he is a...

  • Teaching Skills

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, when he was 16, Sandra Lanza's son Mark, received his first job through Jewish Vocational Service. It was a summer position he landed with the help of a program then called "Project Gelt." Now his mother is following Mark's example and seeking help at JVS as well....