Jewish Journal

  • Redemption: The good, the bad and the ugly

    by Rabbi Dara Frimmer

    April 2, 2015 | 7:41 pm

    It should have been that our ancestors’ redemption from slavery meant they were finally free. That was what they had cried out for, after all: freedom...

  • Passover: A lesson in political science

    by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    March 25, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Decades ago, before the creation of the State of Israel, David Ben-Gurion gave a brief lesson in Jewish history: 

    “Three hundred years, ago a ship...

  • Torah portion: The meaning of life

    by Rabbi Tal Sessler

    March 18, 2015 | 11:56 am

    Great thinkers have important things to say about the meaning of life. For the Greek philosopher Aristotle, it was that “man is a political animal.”...

  • Torah portion: Building a community on individual effort

    by Rabbi Michael Barclay

    March 11, 2015 | 11:11 am

    “Do not regard anyone with contempt, and do not reject anything, for there is no man who does not have his hour and nothing which does not have its...

  • Torah Portion: Hiding our faces

    by Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik

    March 4, 2015 | 10:51 am

    On Mount Sinai, Moses begs God, “Oh, let me behold Your Presence” (Exodus 33:18), and God agrees to allow God’s goodness to pass before Moses. God...

  • Torah portion: Blessings in disguise

    by Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    February 25, 2015 | 10:05 am

    My mother, z”l, measured her great success in the women’s clothing business by the number of women who liked the clothes she chose for them. When I was...

  • Torah portion: Fair and square

    by Rabbi Yehuda Hausman

    February 18, 2015 | 10:48 am

    A cube is a geometric shape composed of six identical squares. If the cube is hollow, these squares create an inner space, identical in length, width...

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