Jewish Journal

  • Torah portion: Their brother’s keeper

    by Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    December 9, 2015 | 11:25 am

    It is hard to know what is going through the minds of Joseph’s brothers when Jacob commands them to descend to Egypt to purchase food, in the midst of...

  • Torah portion: Silence is golden

    by Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

    December 2, 2015 | 11:19 am

    In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph has two dreams, both of which indicate that he will rule over his brothers. One of the dreams signals that he will...

  • Torah portion: Speeding up to slow down

    by Rabbi Jocee Hudson

    November 24, 2015 | 9:48 am

    In one of my favorite essays by the humorist David Sedaris, he recounts his experience of chasing after his husband Hugh on their various vacations....

  • Torah portion: Jacob, the imperfect and perfected patriarch

    by Rabbi Tal Sessler

    November 18, 2015 | 9:58 am

    At the beginning of our parsha, we find Jacob utterly alone, en route to exile, without friends or family. He is a lonely immigrant en route to a...

  • Torah portion: Somebody else’s dream

    by Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    November 11, 2015 | 11:31 am

    I had the pleasure last week of a reunion with an old friend. Through a leisurely evening of reminiscing, we recalled the moments of profound influence...

  • Torah portion: Love and loss —  two ways about it

    by Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik

    November 4, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Last week, I had a root canal. It turns out that I had a crown that had never been permanently cemented — I only received temporary cement that...

  • Torah portion: One night in Tokyo

    by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

    October 28, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Although I was just a kid, I still remember my walk to synagogue on Feb. 12, 1990. It stands out because I passed a newspaper, and on the front page was...

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