Jewish Journal

  • Torah portion: Do I have your attention?

    by Rabbi Judith HaLevy

    October 14, 2015 | 11:49 am

    It was a heart-stopping photo that flashed through social media and around the world last month: A toddler, Alan Kurdi, face down, dead upon the Turkish...

  • Torah portion: Yom Kippur a coming home for the Jewish soul

    by Rabbi Michael Barclay

    October 8, 2015 | 11:07 am

    It happens every year. People come to services for Rosh Hashanah and remember how meaningful Judaism can be in their lives. They fast and pray fervently...

  • Torah portion: From error to forgiveness

    by Joshua Holo

    September 30, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Rest assured, there is a perfectly good reason why the Shabbat Torah portion for Sukkot all but ignores Sukkot: All the juicy references to the holiday...

  • Torah portion: That precious moment

    by Rabbi Avivah W. Erlick

    September 24, 2015 | 10:34 am

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, some two decades ago, I fell in love with the idea of a natural childbirth, one without drugs or surgery. I read...

  • Torah portion: Miracles on the plains

    by Rabbi Dov Fischer

    September 16, 2015 | 10:23 am

    We live in an age of miracles — as, in fact, every age has. In ancient times, miracles could be seen more clearly because God revealed Himself more...

  • Torah portion: Time for a change

    by Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 8, 2015 | 4:33 pm

    Later generations will ask [when they] see the plagues and diseases that God has inflicted upon the land ... they will say, ‘Sulphur and salt has burned...

  • Torah portion: The secret to happiness

    by Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

    September 2, 2015 | 10:33 am

    We all want to be happy. Yet, happiness is elusive, and even defining happiness is a challenge. 

    Throughout our history, we have turned to the Torah...

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