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Entries by Shira Hirschman Weiss from 12/2010

Gay Orthodox Jews: 'It Gets Better'

| Posted 12.23.2010 | Religion

"I do still consider myself an Orthodox Jew, although many individuals would like to strip me of that title because I am out of the closet. Just because I am gay, doesn't mean I am different from any of them or have to exclude myself from their world."

Re-examining the 'Evil Eye'

| Posted 12.27.2010 | Religion

There are many different schools of thought in Judaism about the ayin harah, or "evil eye."

Religious Schools: 'Snow Days' and the Dual Curriculum

| Posted 12.31.2010 | Religion

Despite questions that linger about academic performance and how canceled days and fewer hours impact it, teachers, parents, students, analysts and I agree on one key point: Safety is paramount.