Jewish Journal

  • 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...

  • Torah portion: ‘I am walking because our babies are dying’

    by Rabbi Jocee Hudson

    August 26, 2015 | 11:31 am

    On Aug. 19, I sat down with an African-American grandmother from Detroit to share breakfast. We sat at a plastic table under a tent in the parking lot...

  • Torah portion: Justice and mercy

    by Rabbi Sarah Bassin

    August 19, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Judaism understands both mercy and justice to be divine attributes, and yet these two traits stand in direct contradiction. To be merciful requires a...

  • Torah portion: Importance of choice

    by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    August 12, 2015 | 11:36 am

    There are many things in our world that we humans feel are not in our control. I often hear about the “market” deciding what to do, even though the...

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