The conscience of the Jewish state has spoken through the recent landmark ruling of Israel's Supreme Court. It has taken an important step toward removing the pariah stigma from tens of thousands of Jews who converted to Judaism by the rabbinic authority of non-Orthodox rabbis, but ignored by the Jewish state.
Murray Cohen and his wife of 52 years, Lillian, were both Holocaust survivors. Since Lillian's death nine months ago, Murray spends most of his days inside. Without the attention of his daughter Barbara, Murray would hardly eat, shower or speak.
These are more stories of beshert, of relationships that are "meant to be," with a little help from The Jewish Journal. Over the past year, at least five couples have called us to announce their personal-ad-inspired nuptials. And, no, they weren't ashamed to admit how they met. Gone is the stigma that ads are for people who are really desperate, they insist.