Jewish Journal

Keeping Score

By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

Most of us do a pretty good job of keeping score. We know how to tally the insults, gossip, infidelities, meanness, foolishness and anger of the past year. We know where we went wrong. We... read full article
  • Living in the Here and Now

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the Chassidic master, Reb Yitzchak Yakov, the Seer of Lublin, died, his disciples divided his worldly goods. One got his books and his notes, another his shtender, his study lectern, one his Kiddush cup, another his tallit and tefillin. When it was all distributed, there...
  • Parenting by Example

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I remember how amazed I was by the story. Tom and Pauline Nichter and their 11-year-old son, Jason, were on the nightly news, speaking with reporters from the police station. They had found a lost wallet on the street; it contained more than $2,000 in cash, a credit card, a passport...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Why Be Jewish?

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    There is a story that haunts me this time of year.

    Franz Rosensweig. Photo from "My Jewish World"

    It is the story of a young Jew who lived in...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    In the office, I have a fast computer with e-mail and a modem, a fax machine, a cell phone and a pager. At home, a microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer,...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Parenting Instructions

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

    Ever since my book "Children of Character -- Leading Your Children to Ethical Choices in Everyday Life," was published last year, I have been frenetically...

  • On the Eve of Simchat Torah

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of Simchat Torah, many synagogues auction the three major honors of the day, with proceeds benefiting the synagogue or other Jewish institutions. Two honors, Hatan Torah (for the one called to the final reading in Deuteronomy) and Hatan Bereshit (for the one called to the...

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