Jewish Journal

  • The Oldest Diary

    by Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There is something otherworldly about the experience of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is perhaps the preeminent spiritual-cultural paradox in all of Jewish...
  • Rosh Hashana 5761

    by Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashana always strikesme as odd. For starters, the section focuses primarily on Hagar and Ishmael,characters...

  • Relationships with God

    by Rabbi Susan Laemmle

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When John and I married, our invitation featured a verse from this week's Haftorah (Isaiah 61:10-63:9): Yasis alayich Elochayich kimsos chatan al kalah,...

  • Power of Words

    by Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Each night before retiring, the great Chassidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav would make a list. At the end of a long day, he would write down all the...

  • ‘Survivor’ Ethics

    by Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sixteen strangers are left on a wilderness island to fend for themselves. They endure starvation, infestation, exposure to the elements. Each night they...

  • Unnecessary Destruction

    by Rabbi Michael Gottlieb

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, I had the opportunity to study informally with Dr. David Weiss, the former head of Hadassah Medical Center's immunology department in...

  • Charity Begins at Home

    by Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Morris Leven-ger was a wealthy, pious Jew who lived in Atlan-ta, Georgia, and attended synagogue daily before going to work. One day the rabbi asked for...

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