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  • Film critic Judith Crist dies at 90

    August 7, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    Film critic Judith Crist, a one-time mainstay of the “Today” show and TV Guide, has died at 90.

    Crist died Tuesday in Manhattan following a long illness, according to reports.

    She was born Judith Klein to parents Solomon Klein and the former Helen Schoenberg, spending her early...

  • Is History Repeating Itself?

    By Stanley William Rothstein

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "If I am not for myself, who will be for me"? -- Rabbi Hillel

    Can we learn from history? Is the past a succession of meaningless, unrelated events? Does the rise and fall of nations in the past have

    anything to do with today's world? Are people that much different than they were...

  • Krusty’s Adult Bar Mitzvah

    By Adam Wills

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Krusty the Clown never had a bar mitzvah. It's a startling confession "Simpsons" fans will hear this Sunday when the Springfield celebrity discovers he doesn't have a star on the town's Jewish Walk of Fame.

    In the episode, "Today, I Am a Clown," written by Joel H. Cohen, the...

  • Healing the ‘wounds’

    By Rachel Brand

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When rabbi and author Jan Goldstein was suddenly faced with the news that his 12-year marriage was ending -- leaving him with primary custody of his three children -- he felt his life was ruined, until he learned to make sense of his pain.

    In his new book, "Sacred Wounds: Succeeding...

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  • One Day More

    By Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This week, we break the linear reading of Torah to honor the holy day of Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of assembly, a day added to the seven days of Sukkot. Midrash Rabbah (29:36) explains Shemini Atzeret by way of an analogy: A king invites the whole country to a feast. When it is...

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